Shane K. Gerald was a catcher and teamate of Kenny Powers on the Myrtle Beach Mermen. He is Kenny's best friend during Season 3 and is played by the SNL actor, Jason Sudeikis. He is a sloppy, inappropriate drunkard, and has a personality very similar to Kenny's. They both love baseball, younger women, surfing, booze, and drugs. In the season premiere of Season 3, he and Kenny are both seen dating college-aged women and going to the beach together. This is despite the fact that Shane is about forty years old when he dies; meaning he probably never meant to make it/didn't make it to the Majors. He seems to be happy as a nearly middle-aged man dating college women, playing minor league baseball, and partying, with no clear ambitions or plans to settle down. This is in contrast to Kenny, who despite playing for the Mermen, has clear ambitions of a Major League comeback. Shane dies of a drug overdose in Chapter 16. Audiences are then introduced to Shane's identical twin brother Cole Gerald, also played by Jason Sudeikis.