By Illya Harrell on August 8, 2014
The Cincinnati Reds own one of the richest histories in all of sports. It's not at all surprising to know they have so many notable fans. This is just a small sampling of some famous Reds fans.
Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder grew up in San Diego during the era of "The Big Red Machine." Like a lot of kids, he is said to have had that famous Pete Rose diving into third base poster hanging on his wall as a young teen.
Former boy band member, as well as former Mr. Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey grew up in Cincinnati. Even though his 15 minutes of fame seem over, he can take solace in the fact that when he attends Great American Ball Park he's not nearly as recognized as when he brought Jessica.
Darius Rucker grew up in South Carolina. The ex-lead singer of country-pop band Hootie and the Blowfish was a pretty good baseball player. However, not good enough to make the team when scouts set up a local two-day tryout.
Retired tennis star Andy Roddick may or may not be a Reds fan, but as long as he is married to model Brooklyn Decker, he will say he is. Decker's family hails from Reds Country (Madison Township) and are huge fans of the team. Even if he was wrangled into fandom, at least he cheers for the Reds when attending Great American Ball Park.
Bar none, Charlie Sheen is the No. 1 celebrity Reds fan. His dad is originally from the Dayton, OH area and Charlie grew up watching "The Big Red Machine." Sheen owns original stadium seats from Crosley Field, the Reds' home park until 1970. When Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman shaved his head for 50 grand in charity bucks, Sheen matched the amount. It's not known if his nickname, The MaSheen is on homage to "The Big Red Machine" or not.
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