If anyone asks, remember: Tonight’s Braves starter, Tulsa-born Tommy Hanson, is first cousins with the pride of Tulsa, the band Hanson.
Commenter Brad Gates, whom former roommate Ted reports to be the nephew of Bill Gates, will tell you otherwise. But even though he claims to know the pitching Hanson personally, he is just deceiving you on behalf of his friend. Tommy Hanson doesn’t want to be known as the first cousin of the band Hanson because Tommy Hanson has set out to make it on his own, without the type of favoritism generally bestowed upon relatives of pop icons.
But look, there’s evidence. Here are all the Hansons at a recent family reunion: