Jimmy Fallon is a Yankees fan.
Sure, he grew up rooting for the New York Mets, because his dad worked for IBM and received tickets for games. He also made a rom-com about loving the Boston Red Sox and, outside the context of the film, likened the team's victory over the Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series to "the U.S. hockey team beating the Russians in 1980."
But Fallon is a Yankees fan, as noted by his hat and presence behind home plate at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night. That beloved Yankees cap of his came into play as the Tonight Show host took in his team's 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays from the power seat section.
Reacting to a foul tip in the bottom of the seventh, Fallon jerked his head backward and lost his cap. He then rose from his seat and took a bow.
Fallon also stood up and chugged a beer after a similar foul-tip scare later in the game.
I'm starting to think Fallon may be chipped, guys—that his body is no longer under his control, and Lorne Michaels is perpetually pushing buttons marked "LoLz" and "Hijinks (Viral)" on a remote control.
Or Fallon's just having a lot of fun sitting really close to the game, and sports allegiances don't matter in the grand scheme of things. Either/or.
Dan is on Twitter. He's just jealous of the seats.