The return of HBO’s Game of Thrones is tonight, April 14th. The show is a huge cultural phenomenon and this is the final season. In honor of that, we match up some of our Milwaukee Brewers players as the character they would play in Game of Thrones.
For anyone that has watched Game of Thrones, you know that there’s a lot of death and destruction, and a lot of new characters that continually get introduced throughout the show. With a wide variety of characters to choose from, there’s bound to be someone that matches up with either the look or the personality of a Milwaukee Brewers player.
If you’re not familiar with the show, that’s unfortunate, but I would recommend it only if you feel you have the stomach to continue watching through some off-putting, violent scenes. If you haven’t made it all the way through the show yet or are planning to watch it, this post may contain spoilers for some characters.
On that happy note, let’s look to compare some of our favorite Brewers players with the Game of Thrones character that matches up best, either because of looks, their story arc, or their character traits.
Eric Thames – Khal Drogo
While some may believe that Eric Thames matches up best with Ser Gregor Clegane “The Mountain” for his muscular frame, I think Thames matches up better with Daenarys Targaryen’s husband, the ferocious Khal Drogo.
Think about it, Drogo is also quite strong, they both have excellent beards, and would be killers in a fight. Thames doesn’t quite have the same hair flow that Drogo has since he shaves his head, but it’s still a perfect match.
Plus, just like Drogo, Thames was good for really only one season.
Jesus Aguilar – The Mountain
So if Thames isn’t The Mountain, who is? Jesus Aguilar makes a good match. Also incredibly tall and strong and big, Aguilar swings his bat with just as much power as The Mountain does with his sword. Based on Aguilar’s early season slump, he’s been swinging his bat like a sword as well.
In all seriousness, Aguilar busted out of that slump with a huge double Friday night, so hopefully that’s a sign of better things to come for him.
Also, The Mountain sort of rose from the dead after a battle in Season 4 and is still around. Most of us have also probably heard the story of another guy named Jesus rising from the dead. That connection’s a stretch, but both are still freakish big and freakish strong.
Ben Gamel – Tormund Giantsbane
Just look at Ben Gamel. Then look at Tormund. The flow, the red beard, it’s perfect. Tormund is a very likable character, but is really second fiddle to Jon Snow up in the north. Similar to how Gamel is also likable but is second fiddle to the other Milwaukee Brewers outfielders.