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Paul Rudd says he’s ‘OK’ with Mets winning the World Series

Paul Rudd was congratulated by Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce after scoring during the Big Slick celebrity softball game on June 19, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Paul Rudd was congratulated by Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce after scoring during the Big Slick celebrity softball game on June 19, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

Blasphemy!!

A year ago, actor Paul Rudd jokingly said he would have a kegger at his mom’s house after the Royals beat the Orioles and won the American League Championship Series.

Imagine the party if the Royals won the World Series, right? Well, Rudd told Newsday that he also would be “OK” if the Mets beat the Royals in this World Series.

“I’ve always liked the Mets,” Rudd told Newsday. “It isn’t just sucking up. If the Royals were to lose to the Mets in this series, that’s OK. That being said, I’m pulling for the Royals all the way. But Mets fans and Royals fans, they have had a shared kind of frustration over the years.”

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Rudd is one of the Big Slick group that visits Kansas City every year and raises money for Children’s Mercy Hospital. Among the stops is Kauffman Stadium.

The takeaway: Rudd’s heart is with the Royals as you’d expect. It’s just that he’s a nice guy who is taking pity on the Mets.

As George Costanza said on “Seinfeld:” “Pity is very underrated. It’s like it; it’s good.”

You can read more about the Newsday story here.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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