I thought it was odd that Saturday Night Live alumnus Rob Schneider, of all people, wound up hosting the San Francisco Giants’ ticker tape parade earlier this week. It just seemed like another Fallon-esque grab for TV time from a guy that didn’t really know anything about “his team.” But get this: he actually knows his baseball. He’s like a West Coast Will Leitch. Even
Schneider ( Deuce Bigalow and Bench Warmers) attended both World Series games, although his mother forgot to order the postseason package, and Rob had to scramble to get a seat behind home plate.
“I’m a long-suffering Giants fan; I’m talking about the ’70s when less than 1,300 people showed up [at Candlestick Park],” Schneider said. “If you stayed until the ninth inning, they gave you a gift.”
The actor was there the day a Giants fan fell or jumped to his death.
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