Although the biggest headliner for the 52nd annual Hollywood Stars game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 7 could turn out to be Stephen Strashburg – he may draw the start for the Washington Nationals against the Dodgers in the “real” game later that night — the team seems to be intent on getting some of its A-list celebs back on the field.
While Dodger fans have been used to seeing more the likes of James Van Der Beek, Carlos Mencia and Tony Danza as the headliners in recent years, so far committed to this year’s contest are Billy Crystal, Joe Mantegna, Jon Hamm, Rob Reiner, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin James, Jack Black, Garry Marshall, Thomas Jane and Sean Astin.
Even better: They’ve ditched the softball format and are going back to the hardball game from years ago.
Maybe that’ll get Jon Lovitz to actually pay for a ticket and watch from his baseline box seats.
Interesting, the team lists Jane for his role in the HBO series “Hung,” rather than playing the part of Mickey Mantle in Crystal’s movie “61*.”
In Hollywood, you’ve got to ID these people as they’re known to the crowd, and not the baseball establishment. James, obviously, is a well “Hung” star.