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The other Kendrick Perkins

Kendrick Perkins [1] thought the only other person who shared the same name was his son.

He was surprised to discover there was another Kendrick Perkins out there ‘€¦ and he had been drafted by the Red Sox [2].

‘€œNo they didn’€™t,’€ he said when told of the Red Sox pick. ‘€œThey did for real?’€

Earlier this week, the Red Sox selected the outfielder from La Porte High School (TX) in the sixth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. La Porte is located just 75 miles from Beaumont, home of the Celtics [3] big man.

But there are more differences that separate the two than the hour-plus drive. At 6’€™10, 280 pounds, the elder Perkins towers over the younger Perkins, who is listed at 6’€™2, 225 pounds.  According to Baseball Beginnings [4], Perkins possesses above average speed and is an aggressive base runner, another contrast to the center.

‘€œThey got another Kendrick Perkins?” he asked. “I thought I was the only one. That’€™s cool though.’€