“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak makes no secret of the fact that he’s a huge professional baseball fan. But over the years, he’s switched out his favorite teams just like he switches out suits for the show.
Back in 2017, a Fox Sports reporter caught Sajak at a World Series game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. The reporter confirmed that the “Wheel of Fortune” host wasn’t there to root for the Astros, and he asked Sajak how long he’d been a Dodgers fan.
“Yeah…I’ve lived out here since ’77. I grew up in Chicago as a Cub fan. When they didn’t make it in 100 years, I said ‘That’s enough,’ and I’ve moved on,” Sajak responded. Check out the interview for yourself in the tweet below.
Now, it sounds like the “Wheel of Fortune” host has once against switched allegiances. He sent out a tweet last night about the current MLB season, talking about a player and a team that’s surprisingly not the Dodgers.
“@Brett_Phillips8 may be the most fun player on baseball’s most fun team @RaysBaseball,” Sajak wrote. He also added on the hashtag “#BaseballisFun,” confirming his love for the sport.
If the “Wheel of Fortune” host really did switch over to rooting for the Tampa Bay Rays, we can’t blame him. Brett Phillips helped the team secure a three-run lead over the visiting Detroit Tigers last night.
The two teams were tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 10th inning. Phillips stepped up to the plate with a man on first and second base. When he slammed a home run into the right outfield stands, he rounded the bases with his arms spread wide, like wings. See it for yourself in the video below.
‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak Speaks on New Changes to Show
Based on his rotating list of favorite baseball teams, we know that”Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak is no stranger to change. In fact, it sounds like he prefers change when it’s for the good, even if it’s to the set of America’s favorite game show.
“Wheel of Fortune” underwent a makeover this month in preparation for the new season. Hosts Sajak and Vanna White introduced the new changes in a recent Instagram video on the show’s official social media site. In the video, one of the things Sajak brings up is the theme song. This year, it’ll go back to the original tune “Changing Keys,” but with a modern twist.
“And music is nice. So remember the old theme? The last several years we had the theme ‘I Defy You.’ I’ll give you a hundred dollars right now if you can hum last year’s theme. Nobody knew it,” Sajak said. “Everybody knew (hums). And it’s back. Isn’t that exciting? And the music throughout the show is very nice.”