By now you’ve heard that legendary Marlins’ closer Leo Nunez (28) is actually Juan Carlos Oviedo (29). Eric Augenbraun has nicely filled in the details. It is a sad situation, and one hopes that Oviedo (who probably just didn’t want people back home in the Dominican to know he was playing for the Pirates and Royals) manages to resolve things and gets back to playing in the majors again soon.
However, the truth has to come out, and our crack Investigative Reporting Investigation Team has unearthed many other major leaguers players and even executives are working under assumed names. Read on for The Truth, and don’t say you weren’t warned. Your world may never be the same.
Assumed Name: Real Name
Alex Gordon: Jim Halpert
Alexei Ramirez: Jason Bay
Albert Pujols: Tim Duncan
Evan Longoria: Danny McBride
Dayton Moore: Ned Flanders
J. P. Ricciardi: Christopher Moltisanti
Joe Mauer: Pete Sampras
Shocking, but all totally true. The Investigative Reporting Investigative Team is continuing its investigative investigation, and any tips you might have on other players working under assumed identities are welcome. Totally.