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Royals, Giants boast funny celebrity fans

Actor and Kansas City native Paul Rudd was on the field to greet Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon after the Royals beat the Orioles at the ALCS playoff baseball game on Oct. 15 at Kauffman Stadium.
Actor and Kansas City native Paul Rudd was on the field to greet Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon after the Royals beat the Orioles at the ALCS playoff baseball game on Oct. 15 at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Star

Here’s a little debate you can have with your buds during the seventh-inning stretch of the World Series on Tuesday night: Which team boasts the coolest celebrity fans?

MLB blogger Mike Bertha has declared that “America's funniest celebrity superfans root for the Giants and Royals.”

In the spirit of the game we’ll forgive him this little dig: “If it were the Dodgers and the Yankees playing, we might expect some funny folks to fill the stands, but Kansas City and San Francisco? It turns out that the celebrities pulling for the Royals and Giants are absolutely riotous.”

You already know the most famous Royals fans in Hollywood — funny men and Big Slick charity organizers Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle and David Koechner.

But the Giants’ star-studded peanut gallery is equally funny. Take Rob Schneider, the biggest celebrity Giants fan of all who just happens to be performing in Kansas City of all places this weekend.

He is scheduled to perform four shows at The Kansas City Improv Comedy Club on Friday and Saturday, when the games will be played in San Francisco.

We know where his heart will be. Wonder if he’ll have a TV on stage with him.

The Giants also have potty-mouthed Bob Saget, former “Full House” dad, rooting for them.

And somewhere in heaven long-time supporter Robin Williams will be waving an orange rally towel.

Other big-name Giants fans: Colin Hanks, Danny Glover and Zooey Deschanel (who sang the National Anthem during the 2012 World Series), rapper Lil Wayne, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Victoria’s Secret model Marisa Miller.

Meh. We might not have a supermodel cheering for us, but we hear that Eric Stonestreet can rock a pair of short-shorts.

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