Report: Mets Bidder, Doug Ellin, Enlisting ‘Entourage’ Stars

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Of all the groups reported to be bidding on the Mets, one name stands out. Doug Ellin, creator of HBO’s “Entourage.”

And according to the NY Daily News, Ellin “will enlist actors Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Ed Burns to bring their star power to Citi Field” if the sale goes his way.

Connolly, who plays Eric Murphy on the hit show, says he’s a “giant sports fan” and being involved in a franchise “would be a dream come true.”

“Growing up on Long Island, I was a giant Mets fan,” Connolly told the paper. “So that makes it even more of a dream come true.”

Ellin’s group also includes Steven Starker, a co-founder of BTIG; Kenny Dichter, a co-founder of Marquis Jets; and Randy Frankel, minority owner of the Tampa Bay Rays.

“We have a lot of ideas and I think this could be a lot of fun,” said Connolly. “As far as what we would do specifically, that’s something we’ll have to sit down and figure out. There are a lot of talented people from Long Island who are also Mets fans.”

Does the prospect of star power at Citi Field get you excited? Let us know in the comments below…

  • Dorothea

    I can’t believe Kevin was quoted saying that he’s been a life long Mets fan. Kevin is a Yankee fan, trough and through, but if it’s true, Kevin, I’d like a luxury box, please.

  • Johnny Avvento

    Great, these idiots will really enhance the situation. The WilPONZI’S are on the verge of losing this entire franchise (thankfully… hopefully, etc.)and I pray that whomever the future owners of my beloved Mets are, the Wilponzi’s at least extend Alderson and Ricciardi with a gnerous contract that would safeguard against the frightening possibility of a maverick owner coming in, deviating from the plan Alderson has put in place and because he may not agree with the whole “moneyball” concept, letting go of Alderson, J.P. and Depodesta. Thats just what a group of young 20 or 30 somethings might do. I really don’t want anymore “drama’ with this team. I don’t need to see Turltle bouncing around Citi field with his dopey Yankee hat!

  • Hollywood Shuffle

    “to bring their star power to Citi Field” They’re making these D list actors like they’re George Clooney, Brad Pitt & Tom Cruise, these three are Hollywood Star Power, not some guys making a teen show on HBO.

    Charllie Sheen makes more an episode at $2 mil, then the cost of producing for Entourage. These boys have no money, no star power, actually, that’s fitting for the Mets, loser actors with a loser team, with loser fans.

  • jonny

    Doug Elin and these guys are a bunch of morons. They aren’t real players and don’t have the money for the big leagues.But this is a good PR stunt.

    • Carl

      Maybe this is a April’s Fools joke,
      cruel one…
      We really need help with our METS !

  • Mark

    I think its a great idea. I have been a big fan of the show since the start. I have been a Mets fan for over 30 years. We need change and a real shake up. We need swagger and grit. Since sports have become the next hollywood, why not/

  • Brian

    And hopefully one of the food stands will be called “Johnny Drama’s”!

  • Keith Klingen

    The prospect of someone new coming in to own the Mets gets me excited. Not necessarily what celebrities will be there. I think the celeb’s being there will give the team some good press pushes, but at the end of the day, the Mets should be concerned about the average guy who has been a Mets fan forever and wants to be able to bring his kid to the ballpark and see a great game.

  • nk

    I like the idea that Hollywood might buy into the Mets, but I like the idea anyone buying the Mets. One story had many of the Entourage actors, gues stars, producers getting in on this. Maybe they can attract another guest star, MARK CUBAN.

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