Introducing The With Leather Interactive Awesome Celebrity Baseball Fan Tracker

By: 05.10.12  •  62 Comments

I want to be best friends with this picture.

Back in March, New Era released its latest Major League Baseball “rivalry” commercial, starring The Office’s Craig Robinson and Parks and Rec’s Nick Offerman as feuding Chicago White Sox and Cubs fans, respectively. The ad was, as expected, phenomenal, because Robinson and Offerman are two of the most lovable comedic actors in show business. But it also led me to quickly ponder which MLB teams have the best celebrity fans, not in terms of notoriety, but celebrities that we generally love.

The White Sox have Robinson, the Cubs have Offerman (Bill Murray and John Cusack, among others) and the St. Louis Cardinals have Jon Hamm. That was basically the immediate conclusion that we came to. However, I also made a hypothetical comment regarding Paul Rudd being a Kansas City Royals fan, and of course it turns out that he’s a lifelong Royals fan* and he was at Game 6 of the 1985 World Series.

In fact, he even helped organize a charity wiffle ball game last year with Royals legend George Brett, as well as Will Ferrell, Rob Riggle, Jason Sudeikis, David Koechner and Hamm. I feel like this should have been much bigger news at the time. But the reason I’m bringing this all up now is for our new With Leather Interactive Awesome Celebrity Baseball Fan Tracker, which we will be updating all summer long.

After the jump, check out Rudd talking about his life as a Royals fan, and help us put together the most elaborate and definitive list of awesome celebrity baseball fans this world has ever seen by leaving your suggestions in the comments. They have to be actual fans of the teams. As much as I want to say, “Rachel Bilson and Mila Kunis are Cardinals fans”, it doesn’t work that way.

*It was also pointed out in the comments of that post, but I barely know how to read.

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How has no one made a baseball movie starring Rudd, Ferrell, Sudeikis and Riggle? For the love of everything sacred, Hollywood, make this happen.

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Holly Madison

Los Angeles Dodgers: Alyssa Milano

San Francisco Giants: Zooey Deschanel

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Kansas City Royals: Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis

Chicago White Sox: Craig Robinson

Chicago Cubs: Nick Offerman, John Cusack, Bill Murray

St. Louis Cardinals: Jon Hamm

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