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But You Can Call Him X-Man
2008-08-01 07:42
by Alex Belth

Xavier Nady has an interesting face--square jaw and a long, pointy nose.  There's a call on him, but I can't quite put my finger on it.  This is best I can come up with so far:

Nady also has an interesting family history.  Dig this 2006 piece from Ben Shpigel in the Times.

2008-08-01 08:01:21
1.   Sliced Bread
Good one, Alex!
Nady also has a little DeNiro in Cape Fear thing going on, no?

2008-08-01 08:21:22
2.   Cliff Corcoran
1 no

Hmm, Xavier Clifford Nady? I might have to ease up on the guy. B-Ref doesn't list his middle name. Here's hoping he adds to the fine tradition of Yankee Cliffords, including Cliff Johnson and Cliff Mapes.

2008-08-01 08:38:16
3.   Travis08
Nady followed his promise in the article - Xavier Henry Nady VII was born this July 15.

2008-08-01 08:45:46
4.   Sliced Bread
2 yeah, bad call on DeNiro.
Maybe Chris Isaac.
He definitley looks like somebody.
2008-08-01 09:01:42
5.   Shaun P
OK, I've got one pic where Nady, to me, kinda looks like Nomar:

And another where I think he could be Pettitte's younger brother:

Caveat - I am horrible at this kind of thing, so I'm probably off.

2008-08-01 09:58:00
6.   Nick from Washington Heights
I'm having a tough time with this because he definitely looks like someone. Could it be David Dellucci?
2008-08-01 10:01:18
7.   JL25and3
All the pictures I looked at have one thing in common: he looks like he gets a five o'clock shadow about a half hour after he shaves.
2008-08-01 10:02:05
8.   JL25and3
6 Actually, the other thing I noticed was that...he really doesn't look like much of anyone to me. Outside of the stubble, he just looks like a guy.
2008-08-01 18:34:59
9.   Dockside Courtesies
He reminds of Stephen McNally, one of the villians in the Jimmy Stewart/Anthony Mann western Winchester '73 (great film, btw).

Here's a shot of McNally:

And another:

Cf. Nady:

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