This is a regular series which combines my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebs.
There isn't a whole lot of success for Chicago baseball teams this year. Therefore, to share in the misery, I am featuring celebs representing another underachieving team.
Who is better to showcase underachieving than Homer J. Simpson? Unfortunately, I didn't have any pictures of Dan Castellaneta wearing a jersey, so I went with Hank Azaria (who voices Chief Wiggum, Moe, Apu and a lot of others, but not Homer as I previously reported). Actually, Azaria is an accomplished actor. He is also a native New Yorker and a Mets fan. I think he might even be able to land a spot coming out of the bullpen in long relief.
Matt Dillon is another native New Yorker. Dillon enjoyed success as a teenager and has been a solid actor since. Dillon donned the #7 when he threw out a first pitch. Was the #7 for current Mets shortstop Jose Reyes? I prefer to go old school and say it was for longtime Mets player Ed Kranepool. I think Dillon would be that kind of player.