Actor Luke Wilson visits Turner Field

Actor Luke Wilson visited Turner Field Friday as a guest of broadcaster Joe Simpson.

He watched batting practice, met Chipper Jones and manager Bobby Cox and got a little tongue-in-cheek from Braves president John Schuerholz.

After someone suggested Schuerholz might have Wilson throw a bullpen session, Schuerholz shook his head no and quipped: “Can you hit?”

Wilson, who dates Simpson’s daughter Meg, grew up in Dallas and pulls for the Texas Rangers but said he’s been a Braves fan as well from their years on TBS and pulled for them in the 1990s.

As for meeting Jones? Wilson said he seemed like a nice guy, and then paid Jones this Hollywood-worthy compliment: “If somebody was going to play a baseball player in a movie, it should be Chipper.”

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April 30th, 2010
8:14 pm

Can he play 1B, CF, or LF?


April 30th, 2010
8:26 pm

Is Joe’s daughter hot?

Spanky McFitzhugh

April 30th, 2010
9:17 pm

Good question, corky.


April 30th, 2010
9:51 pm

I was on the set of a movie Owen Wilson was filming yesterday. If I know anything about the two of them I’d have to say that Luke is much cooler.

He (Owen) didn’t talk to anybody. Seemed like a total @$$hole.

Didn’t know Luke was in town also. He seems like a nice guy. I wonder if any of them knew who he was though. I’m sure Jason didn’t.

He doesn’t watch TV or movies. He just hits homeruns.

Nesbitt for Heisman!

April 30th, 2010
10:06 pm

Wonder if Bobby reminded him of his boy Blue,


April 30th, 2010
10:09 pm

Very cool–Idiocracy is one of my favorite films.


April 30th, 2010
10:31 pm

Idiocracy is indeed brilliant.


April 30th, 2010
10:32 pm

Oh Dawgs! That is just wrong.

Luke Wilson is easily a B-lister.


In the know

April 30th, 2010
10:36 pm

Meg is attractive and educated (Yale undergrad, villanova law)


April 30th, 2010
11:14 pm

Dawgs… you sir are rude at best

mike lum

April 30th, 2010
11:36 pm

Blue was more like Bobby Dews. Bet Dews would wrestle, too.


April 30th, 2010
11:50 pm

Mitchell, the world isn’t so much full of a**holes as it is full of people who don’t want to talk to you.

Hey Dawgs, what have you done in your life so far? What “A List” are you on? Internet Wankers?


May 1st, 2010
12:53 am

Idiocracy was awesome. As is his best movie Bottle Rocket.


May 1st, 2010
1:11 am

Joe’s daughter is a knockout…and so is Mrs. Simpson. I’ve known them since the mid 90’s when I worked in East Cobb. Very nice people…Joe is very funny!

Frank the Tank

May 1st, 2010
1:12 am

It tastes so good, when it hits your lips….

Frank the Tank

May 1st, 2010
1:26 am



May 1st, 2010
1:59 am

I can’t stomach to watch anything with Luke Wilson in it anymore since he started doing those incredibly irritating AT&T commercials. Reports are all over the place that he’s hell to work with, too – supposedly very demanding on the commercial’s set, refusing to say his lines, won’t work with many actors, etc etc. I guess that’s what happens when people stop offering you parts.

The Grinch

May 1st, 2010
2:30 am

Bottle Rocket was the peak for both Wilsons, I wonder if he stood over that map of America flinging index cards AT&T style he could find us a hitting coach?

Hayseed Dixie

May 1st, 2010
3:11 am

Hey Mitchell,

I probably wouldn’t talk to your lame arse either.

Does that make me an a@@hole?

News Flash, buddy- public figure doesn’t equal circus monkey. Since you ain’t paying his salary you’re entitled to jack and s$%^.

And that’s true whether you’re a Hollywood actor or a window washer.



May 1st, 2010
5:00 am

NO GANG!!!!!!

Futureman's Friend

May 1st, 2010
5:02 am

He looks like a little banana.

Robert Maplethorpe

May 1st, 2010
5:09 am

“I’m a risk taker — I’m growing a whole crop of marijuana plans in my parents back yard.”


May 1st, 2010
5:12 am

Wow, 75 years, you really thought this out.


May 1st, 2010
5:14 am

On the run from Johnny Law… ain’t no trip to Cleveland.

Guy at the library

May 1st, 2010
5:17 am

Why do you have that tape on your nose?


May 1st, 2010
5:25 am

She asked me if I wanted to go water skiing or lie out and I realized at that moment that not only did I not want to answer that question, I never wanted to answer any question about watersports or anything else ever again.


May 1st, 2010
5:28 am

…You know there is nothing to steal from my mom and Craig.


May 1st, 2010
5:59 am


May 1st, 2010
6:51 am

Luke is hard to work with, but the AT^T conctract is awesome…just ask the girls in the elevator….they’ll tell you what you want to know.


May 1st, 2010
7:22 am

luke wilson visiting the braves. Is there nothing more important to write about ????????????????

Turd Ferguson

May 1st, 2010
7:25 am

Luke Wilson lets it go limp in his mouth!!!!


May 1st, 2010
9:10 am

I have a theory, that Owen and Luke are actually the same person. The entity Owen, or Luke, just changes his hair color when auditiong for parts. This allows him to work in twice as many movies.

ryan c

May 1st, 2010
9:20 am

it would be a good theory if they looked anything alike and didnt appear in movies together…


May 1st, 2010
10:22 am

….and now, next up for the Braves… “NOT SURE!”

Banned By Cindy

May 1st, 2010
11:18 am

They panned on her in the audience once and Skip nearly creamed himself – she was a POA.

Bottle Rocket

May 1st, 2010
5:37 pm

You, my dear friend, are a damn fool.


May 1st, 2010
11:08 pm

I saw him at starbucks today : )


May 2nd, 2010
11:11 pm

he was hanging down on Saint Simons Island earlier this week, looked like they were enjoying themselves!

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