Bryan Cranston is an enormously popular television actor. The Breaking Bad star is also a known baseball fan.
Cranston is a life-long Dodgers fan. After the Astros were caught cheating to win the 2017 World Series, Bryan expressed his distaste for the club on social media as they prepared for this year’s Fall Classic.
“I’ve got some thoughts to share on this eve of the World Series. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, so I’ve loved the @Dodgers all my life. By extension, I’ve hated the rival @SFGiants and their success against us, but I’ve never disrespected them. That’s not the case with the @Astros. They have been exposed as cheaters. Not in a good-ol’-fashion baseball way, but in a ‘calculated, devious use of technology and a trash can’ way. The kicker is that they were already a very talented team… they sullied the reputation of baseball, their fans, and themselves – out of pure ego. They disrespected the game, and that is why they are universally disrespected and despised by nearly everyone who loves baseball, including me. Their duplicity was met with finger-waving admonishment as their punishment. The commissioner’s failure to protect the integrity of the game was a disappointment. So maybe the baseball writers can administer justice to these cheaters by remembering years from now, that several great players are hoping to enter the Hall. Correa, Altuve, Bregman, etc, all have a good shot at being elected to the Hall of Infamy. I hope they make it. Go Braves.”
After knocking off Houston in game one behind a gutsy performance by a starting pitcher with a broken leg, the Braves dropped the second game of the World Series. The Astros beat the Braves 7-2 to tie the series at one game apiece.
Cranston’s Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs by Atlanta on October 23. Now, Bryan Cranston finds himself rooting for the team that beat his beloved boys in blue.
Bryan won six individual Emmys for his portrayal of Walter White in Breaking Bad. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2016 for his role in Trumbo.
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