With the success of the first installment of the With Leather Awesome Celebrity Baseball Fan Tracker last week, I decided that we had to explore the darker side of famous fans. And hoo boy, are there some seriously embarrassing celebrity fans out there. But in fairness to the good fans out there, a lot of them – motions upward with eyes – are just fake fans, using our beloved national pastime as a chance to extend their 15 minutes a few more seconds.
As mentioned in the previous post – updated maps forthcoming – I don’t want the burden of being the ultimate deciding factor in putting together this thorough directory of which famous d-bags and dolts love which baseball teams. So I want you to make your recommendations in the comments for celebrities that I’ve missed, and I know that there are plenty.
But I also urge you to speak out in defense of any actor, musician, politician or generally famous person who I may have slighted by labeling an embarrassing fan. With the NBA and NHL playoffs ending in a few weeks – and they’re both already over for me – we’re in for a long summer. Let’s spend it creating productive dialog, shall we?
New York Mets: Lady GaGa, Snooki, The Situation (go ahead and start naming the countless others that can be included here)
New York Yankees: Justin Bieber, Donald Trump (ditto, and I expect all of the Boston fans I missed, too)
Atlanta Braves: Justin Bieber (we haven’t scratched the surface yet)
Florida Marlins: Scott Stapp
Tampa Bay Rays: Bret Michaels, John Cena
St. Louis Cardinals: Billy Bob Thornton
Chicago Cubs: Jeremy Piven
Chicago White Sox: Justin Bieber
Detroit Tigers: Kid Rock
Texas Rangers: George W. Bush (not political at all, just think he’s naturally a douche), Justin Bieber