Baseball is back. And in the spirit of a new MLB season, we’re going to take a look at the fair-weather fandom of Pat Sajak. The longtime “Wheel of Fortune” host was spotted at the 2017 World Series, where a curious sports reporter asked him a few questions about his favorite team.
For those who need a refresher, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a dramatic seven-game series to take the title. The 2017 title has since been disputed due to a cheating scandal, but that’s beside the point.
What’s really important here is where Pat Sajak’s loyalties lay.
The impromptu interview started with the reporter correctly assuming that Sajak wasn’t rooting for the Astros.
“I mean, it’s hard not to have some part of you not root for them because it’s been such a great year and such a great story but they are playing the Dodgers and I am wearing blue,” the “Wheel of Fortune” host said at the game in 2017.
The reporter followed up by asking Sajak if he was indeed 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,” answered Sajak.
It’s understandable. Sajak has spent plenty of time in Los Angeles, so he can’t be accused of being a bandwagoner. And to his credit, the long-beleaguered Chicago Cubs finally ended their 108-year drought in 2016. Yet there he was a year later, repping his Dodgers at the World Series.
Maybe he really has moved on.
“Wheel of Fortune” Host Pat Sajak Is A Serious Baseball Fan
The “Wheel of Fortune” host’s baseball background may surprise you.
In the early 2000s, Pat Sajak was a major investor in an independent baseball league called the Golden Baseball League. According to MiLB, it has since merged and is now a part of the North American League.
Sajak’s investment wasn’t just a passing interest, however. He also hosted a show called “The Pat Sajak Baseball Hour” on MLB.com radio around that time as well. So it’s safe to say the man knows what he’s talking about.