Jimmy Kimmel Mourns Mets’ World Series Defeat: ‘It Was a Brutal, Spirit-Crushing Loss’

To make matters even worse, late-night host also lost a bet to “Modern Family” star and Kansas City Royals fan Eric Stonestreet


Jimmy Kimmel is a currently heartbroken New York Mets fan — and to rub salt in the wound, he now has to pay up a bet to “Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet.

Kimmel described his team’s loss to the Kansas City Royals in Game 5 of the World Series as “hell” during Monday’s monologue.

“Did you watch the World Series last night? My team, the New York Mets, lost to the Kansas City Royals in yet another devastating extra-inning game,” Kimmel lamented 24 hours after the traumatic defeat.

“They were up 2-0 the whole game until the ninth inning. And then, just like that, they weren’t up. They were tied — and then they were down — and now they are out. It was a brutal, spirit-crushing loss. Mr. Met tried to put his head in the oven but it wouldn’t fit.”

But the horror wasn’t over yet for the Brooklyn-born late-night host.

“So now the Royals are world champions. This was extra terrible for me because I made a very dumb bet with Eric Stonestreet from ‘Modern Family,’ who is a big Royals fan,” he revealed.

“We made a wager and now he gets to shoot me with a paintball gun in a bounce house. I get in a bounce house — he shoots me in it.

“I believe he is planning to do that on Wednesday night, and I also believe he’s planning to bring some of the Royals here to help him. Which was not agreed upon, it was not part of the bet!” Kimmel complained.

The Royals clinched the World Series for the first time since 1985 by beating the Mets 7-2 over 12 innings.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.