Stargazing

World Series, Stargazing edition: Joyce DiDonato, Rob Schneider and EllenDeGeneres

By Lisa Gutierrez

The Kansas City Star

Ellen DeGeneres sent Royals fans and twin sisters Karla Jameson and Marla Kamertath from Kearney to the World Series game on Saturday.
Ellen DeGeneres sent Royals fans and twin sisters Karla Jameson and Marla Kamertath from Kearney to the World Series game on Saturday. The Kansas City Royals

We’re so jealous

Ellen DeGeneres sent Royals fans and twin sisters Karla Jameson and Marla Kamertath from Kearney to Saturday’s game in San Francisco.

DeGeneres surprised the women with the news on the episode of her daytime talk show that aired Friday.

The “Ellen” show also gave the women $1,000 in spending money and the chance to meet some the Royals players during batting practice.

Bad planning

We kind of feel sorry for Rob Schneider. While his Giants are in San Francisco, he has a gig in Kansas City with the Kansas City Improv Comedy Club. But he sent his love via Twitter Saturday: “@SFGiants fans have to get real loud tonight. GOTTA WIN TONIGHT! LET’S GO GIANTS!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!”

O say did you hear?

Our reviews thus far on national anthem performers.

Trisha Yearwood at game one in Kansas City: solid, but meh.

Phillip Phillips: Was he even awake?

Little Big Town: meh II.

Carlos Santana and his keyboardist son Salvador: Rocked. Our. World!

No word yet on who will sing the anthem at any upcoming games. We emailed Kansas City opera singer Joyce DiDonato to see if she’s been contacted about singing in a game six here. She said, “Sadly, I’ve not heard a whisper, peep or murmur from anyone at MLB.”

Good call

What you didn’t see much of on TV Friday night: former Journey frontman and Giants fan Steve Perry singing, er, lip-synching during the seventh-inning break.

You’ll recall how the Royals decided not to play Journey’s anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’” at Series games at The K.

We’ve stopped believin’ in Perry.

Get a whiff of this

On the field, Salvador Perez and Alcides Escobar are wearing 212 Men, a cologne by Carolina Herrera.

What’s it smell like? The “top notes,” as they say in the perfume biz, are citrus leaves, cut green grass and spice leaves.

Said manager Ned Yost to an AP sportswriter: “I know they’re sweet smelling on the bench, that’s for sure.”

Lisa Gutierrez, The Star

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