1.26.2013

Pete Ladd, 1987 Donruss


Name: Pete Ladd
Team: Seattle Mariners
Position: Pitcher
Value of card: Fair-use lawsuit documents, shredded
Key 1986 stat: Sang "Like a Surgeon" in the shower 17 times
It's a one-person matchup, between Mariners pitcher Pete Ladd and alter-ego Weird Al Yankovic:

Round 1: Goofy hairstyle (Winner: Tie)
Round 2: Awesome mustache (Winner: Tie)
Round 3: Baseball talent (Winner: Tie)
Round 4: Giant glasses: (Winner: Tie)
Round 5: Career based on parody, whether as a musician or athlete (Winner: Tie)
Round 6: Looks better in leather (Winner: Tie)
Round 7: Funnier name (Winner: Weird Al)

Final score: Weird Al 1, Pete Ladd 0 (Ties: 6)

Synopsis: We knew going in that not much would separate these two, considering they're the same person. In the end, the chuckle we get out of the word "Yankovic" put Weird Al over the top and into an Amish paradise.
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