Hollywood’s Houston Astros fans were more than happy to gloat in their 2017 World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers and LA’s many famous fans. And now that Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Jose Altuve have led the team to their second World Series in three years, they’re looking to the stars again for another title. Some Texas-born hometown heroes like Matthew McConaughey and Jim Parsons are just a few of the fans hoping the ‘Stros can end the hot streak of their opponents the Washington Nationals.
Kate Upton knows the Houston Astros intimately, as she’s married to the team’s ace, starting pitcher Justin Verlander.
The “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons was born in Houston and told Ellen DeGeneres in 2017 that he was thrilled to see the excitement around the team and the city in the wake of the hurricane that hit the state that year. But he also feels close to the team after learning that he has the same fitness trainer as Justin Verlander.
The Houston Rockets star James Harden supports Houston’s other local teams and has been known to frequent Astros games when he’s not on the court.
A Texas legend, Matthew McConaughey is actually a huge Washington Redskins fan, but he keeps it close to home when rooting for baseball teams.
Another Texas diehard, director Richard Linklater set a brief scene in his film “Boyhood” at a Houston Astros game and is a lifelong baseball fan.
Rico Rodriguez stayed true to his Houston Astros in 2017 even as much of the rest of his cast on “Modern Family” bled Dodger Blue.
Travis Scott is so closely tied to the Astros, you can actually buy a special edition Houston Astros and Travis Scott baseball cap. The rapper has thrown out pitches at games and got the chance to hold the World Series trophy back in 2017.
Dan Rather is also born and raised in Houston, and in 2017, the legendary journalist posted a lengthy and personal Facebook post that showed how ecstatic he was for his team.
With so much time spent in D.C., Congress is loaded with Washington Nationals fans, but Ted Cruz will be breaking from party in this regard, as the Texas senator is a big fan of the team. Over the weekend he even took a video of his daughter hitting a home run in a little league game after saying she was up late watching Jose Altuve’s ninth inning, game-winning blast in Game 6.
Actor Dennis Quaid played baseball growing up as a kid in Houston, and he’s followed the team his whole life. A few years back he even narrated a documentary on Jose Altuve.
Gold medalist Simone Biles made headlines when in 2016 she threw out the first pitch at an Astros game and did so with some flair, performing a front flip off the mound before throwing her strike.