Paul Rudd celebrates with Royals players, announces kegger at mom’s house (video)
The Kansas City Royals may not boast the kind of A-lister fan club other pro sports teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks can brag about, but they got Paul Rudd. And on Wednesday night, that was more than good enough.
As the entire Kauffman Stadium crowd reveled in the hometown ball club’s 2-1 victory that completed an ALCS sweep over the Baltimore Orioles, punching its ticket to the World Series, Rudd joined Royals players on the field to celebrate and take some photos.
Time to take an AL Champs selfie with #Royals super fan, Paul Rudd! #TakeTheCrown pic.twitter.com/1nKUpmoXHD
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) October 15, 2014
The 45-year-old actor may have been born in New Jersey but he spent much of his formative years growing up in Overland Park, Kan., and later attended the University of Kansas.
“I can’t believe it,” Rudd said, smiling, via the Kansas City Star. “This is incredible.”
After suffering through mediocrity — or worse — for nearly three decades — Rudd noted that the trial and tribulations of being a Royals fan makes an experience like Wednesday more than worth it.
“We still have the World Series to go, and even to say that sentence, ‘We still have the World Series to go,’ is amazing.”
While basking in the glory of a World Series berth for the Royals, Rudd was pulled aside for an interview with KMBC 9 News, during which he announced he’d be partying at his mom’s house to celebrate the team’s postseason run.
“I’m going to be partying at my mom’s house!” he jokingly told the reporter. “Party at my mom’s, man. She’s out of town; I’ve got a keg. It’s going to be sweet! Five dollar cover!”
All kidding aside, Rudd clearly has enjoyed the Royals’ run.
“I know for the last several years, every year, all of us Royals fans we have the same hope. … When we went on that win streak this summer, it was like, this could legitimately happen,” he said. “I’ve lost my voice, but I’ve lost my voice at just about every game since the Wild Card. (Tonight’s win) was amazing. This entire town feels it.”
Rudd unfortunately has to return to his real job after the kegger at his mom’s house, returning to filming “Ant-Man” in Georgia on Thursday. But he hopes he might be able to sneak away for a game or two.
“Now I’m going to pray that they can somehow let me go,” Rudd said.
But will it happen
“The higher powers make those decisions,” Rudd said. “I’d love to. We’ll see. I hope so. Even if it’s just one, I’m going to try and get here.”