Harry Potter IS Alex Gordon

You know, Alex Gordon. Baseball player. Kansas City Royals.

Okay, so maybe I’m not done talking about Harry Potter. He lives on, even though the books are over; heck, we have two more movies to go.

Anyway, this post is for baseball fans. The rest of you don’t have to worry about it, because you won’t understand.

Baseball Prospectus has an insightful, delicious article that compares current members of the Kansas City Royals to various characters in the Potterverse. Now, I’m no great follower of Royals baseball – and I suspect few are, since they’re pretty awful – but it’s a funny, interesting read. (Note: this may contain spoilers for books 1-6; the author hadn’t yet read book 7, so no spoilers from it.)

Example:

Alex Gordon = Harry Potter

Both are The Chosen One. Both had highly anticipated debuts. From that point on… well, let’s just say that if Book 7 ends with Harry dying when he swings and misses at an Avada Kedavra, you’ll know where J.K. Rowling got her inspiration. An early clue: if the final chapter is entitled “The Boy Who Sucked.” 

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