Joba Is Legend: The Truth About The New York Yankees

g manContributor IOctober 23, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Joba Chamberlain #62 of the New York Yankees leaves the mound after being relieved by teammate Mariano Rivera #42 (Not Shown) during the eight inning in Game Five of the ALCS against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Angel Stadium on October 22, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

I am Legend starring Hollywood hunk Bruce Lee is on HBO right now, and it's striking me how similar it is to the New York Baseball Yankees.  Allow me to explain.

A - Will Smith is in I am Legend.  Will Smith was also in Ali, in which he played a little known but fascinating boxer named Roy Jones Jr.  Boxers are athletes.  Athletes play baseball.  Baseball is played by the New York Yankees.

B - Will Smith's character is a scientist administering drugs to a series of zombies.  Scientists are arguably administering drugs to a significant portion of the zombies on the Yankee's payroll.

3 - Speaking of payroll, Will Smith is richer than a donkey-haired dingleberry, similar to Yankees owner George Stephanopoulos.

Next - Jorge Posada looks like he belongs in Who-ville.

4 - The Yankees have been involved in a handful of fights over the years.  Dr. Robert Neville fights for his life in the movie I am Legend.

E - Billy Crystal is a big Yankees fan.

F - Both I am Legend and the New York Yankees were written by February-born FBI agent/Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Richard Matheson.

G - Yankee history is steeped with tradition.  I am Legend takes place in the history.


H - Derek Jeter made his first career major league start on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Are the Yankees copying off of I am Legend or is this just a coincidence?  Yes.  And frankly someone should do something about it.