We can agree to disagree sure, but in this case the overwhelming evidence is that Alex Presley is not a cousin of Elvis.
I expect the same from you about my posts......most here who value getting the facts and truth also expect the same of their posts.... when something is inequivically stated as a fact and it seems to not jive with common knowledge about Elvis-nothing is wrong with asking where did that come from and exploring the subject for the truth.
In journalism class we were taught to not just get one source-but you had to have at least 2 independent reliable sources for an item to be run in a paper.....3 was even better. There is nothing wrong in that.
I do not call anyone names, nor belittle them-but if someone makes a statement that I do not agree with or know to be incorrect-I will say so.
I expect the same for my posts-thats fair.
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I know you said that it was someone from the Pirates organization but that seems fishy to me. There's 30 plus players on the roster and they come and go all the time in trades and being sent down to the minors. IO highly doubt that their spokesperson would be aware of such private information of who they are or are not related to. I'm also sure that MLB network would have done their homework first before making such a claim on the air when talking about him.
My exact question was:
"A question has come up among friends and we hope you can help. Is Alex Presley related in any way to the rock star Elvis Presley.?"
Their exact answer was:
"He is not"
Now if they had said "Yes he is" I would have gladly reported that back on your thread as well-but sorry that is not the answer they returned.
Come on you have to admit-for anyone named Presley they probably get that question once a week when they meet anyone new....its not like my question to them was the first time the Pirates or Alex was asked that question.
But perhaps I asked it incorrectly, you can word it anyway you think may be proper.....but I am sure the answer will be the same.
I will try to find an e-mail for Alex directly-the Pirates had a bio, his team stats, his lifetime ball history and related news items to him-but no direct link-If I can find a link I will e-mail the question to him.
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Well, it is interesting thread to see how in USA someone can have a famous last name ... but not related to THE famous man or woman. I think I would believe that Alex Presley is Elvis cousin's if Alex himself who stated that on an exclusive interview,.. or if there are pictures out there that can prove it thats even better,
we all come here on this forum to learn about Elvis, so vivaelvis dont feel you are put down with my words, Your thread often quite of a controversy but its in a good way, somehow the discussion needed to start with something, i think this is when I wish the moderators would come once awhile to check on each thread, if its out of hands with the way members discussing Elvis, it should be address.. But so far i see nothing but respect of other members even if they disagree with you.
I think this is one reasons why i dont start thread because i dont like the disagreement out of it yes its easier to say' lets agree to disagree' but really most the time, I wish I was always right ... hee hee hee :-) This is just my personal opinion, and a bit of joking ..eehhh
It is not a guarantee that he is related and I never claimed that it was. I pointed out that it was mentioned on television on the MLB network that he is a cousin of Elvis. Now, maybe he's not and their source was not accurate and they went with that. I guess we'll never know if he is or isn't. If he is and doesn't want people to know then that's his business and there's nothing we as fans of Elvis can do about that. It's his life and we have to respect that.
Let me point out that not all of Elvis' relatives support nor like him. Some want nothing to do with him or his legacy for various reasons. It could be that Alex' family is among them. IF they are even truly related.
My friend your opening to this thread did indeed claim Alex was a cousin to Elvis your heading and the caption above the photo is:
"Did you know that Elvis has a cousin who plays major league baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates?"
Later when asked where it came from you sourced that claim with the MLB network telecasts......you are correct that they must have been incorrect in reporting him as a cousin.
Since Alex has absolutley no info I can find that connects him to Elvis-including about a dozen You Tube interviews and news reports on him, his Wiki bio (which is not convincing either way since info comes from many reliable and also unreliable sources) a fan page for Alex with a link to newsclippings and game reports. Now the teams response to the question says-he is not. I can not read much into a statement that leaves little to misinterpret.
The only mentions I have found about Elvis in all of this-were comical/not serious..... "we have a Presley in the building folks".... those type things-which some may have thought......."Alex must be related to Elvis" and then a rumor starts with really no basis other than someone trying to fill time during a baseball broadcast.
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I pointed out in my second post on this thread where I heard it which was the MLB Network. That's the Major League Baseball Network. This thread started out about what was said about a baseball player being related to Elvis and I just reported it. And you turned it into another "VivaElvis is wrong and I'm going to prove that" type of debate. Why you single me out is a mystery.
I made nothing up Viva, I recommend you e-mail the Pirates its simple to do. I will not post e-mails with individual addresses and names...no offense I do not want my personal e-mail address all over the internet-simply not smart.
Plus I did not ask if I could post the actual e-mail from the Pirates office-I would not like that done to me-and I will not do it to anyone else.
I have a good rep here I WOULD NOT MAKE UP ANYTHING! I have no need to bolster the truth when I find it.
I do not single you out-when we have agreed I have said so, when we do not I say so.
When I say something I will either tell someone here is a link to my info, or I will say I recall this, but really do not remember from where from......and I will try to find a source to point to book, interview, link etc and when a question like this one on the ballplayer comes up I WILL LOOK UNTIL I FIND an answer if I am interested as to whether its true on anyones thread...truth matters a great deal to me, sorry if that offends you in some way we are who we are.
If I had found out that Alex was indeed related to Elvis and posted that info-would that have been wrong? Would you have been upset?
No of course not-but because it did not end up like that .....you take it personal. Sorry I am not going to change my posts to alter what I find-it is not right.
In this case I explored pretty far and just found nothing-zip.
My last resort was the Pirates themselves and they answered the question.
It is not "to prove Viva wrong"-it is find a source that supports the threads claim or does not support the claim pure and simple. Rumors are rampant-I would not like TCBs forum to be a part ot that system.
It is not personal, I have never claimed you made anything up-or even implied it-you have done this a couple times with me.
I have not got personal with you-I have debated things with many people here and elsewhere over time-and except for a couple of people and a couple MJ fans I have never had someone take it as personal as you do.
The world does not all agree on everything, people have likes dislikes and points of view-but somethings are not open to subjective opinion and there is a correct answer and and incorrect answer-black or white-this ballplayer question is black or white-not gray, nor off white why my wanting to get that answer correct upsets you personally I just do not understand.
We do not agree on much it seems but when we do-I will always let you know. Thats all I can say.
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Who the **** cares?
Haha, everyone with Elvis' name sames to think they are related. Amen my friend KPM.......not related.
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