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Matthew McConaughey defends his fanny pack at the Red Sox-Astros

Matthew McConaughey’s son Levi is not embarrassed of his dad’s fanny pack. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Matthew McConaughey: Oscar-winning actor, baseball fan and, now, promoter of fanny packs. He wore one to a recent Red Sox game at Fenway Park that attracted the attention of CSN reporter Julia Morales.

“I’m not afraid of the fanny pack,” the star of “Dallas Buyers Club” says. “Practicality wins out. I’ve got so much gear in here that I don’t want in my pockets.”

Unfortunately Morales didn’t press McConaughey for more information about said gear, so we can only imagine what he’s carrying. Obviously, there’s probably the usual suspects: Keys, smartphone, wallet. … But we hope there’s some fun stuff in there, as well. Maybe another fanny pack? You know, just in case he picks up more gear.

As for the game, well, the star seemed a little less interested in that. He ended up leaving at the top of the ninth inning, USA Today reports. The Houston Astros trounced Boston, 8-1, on Sunday.

(H/t: Mashable)

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



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