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First bringing up the World Series, Kimmel shifted the topic to Dodger, who is not named after the Los Angeles team, as Evans is a Boston native and diehard fan of his hometown teams.
“It’s a far more embarrassing story that I now get to explain every time someone asks,” Evans said. “There’s a movie called Oliver & Company, it’s a Disney movie, an animated movie, that I grew up watching. Billy Joel is the voice of Dodger. And when I first saw him in the shelter, I said, ‘He looks like Dodger from Oliver & Company. And after I decided I was taking him home with me, I went through the process of thinking of other names, and I just couldn’t get off Dodger. So, I said, ‘Well, I am not going to overthink this one.'”
Not Dodger related, while discussing “A Starting Point,” Evans noted he had some great chats with politicians across the aisle — except for Donald Trump, who turned him down. Twice.
“President Trump said no to Captain America. I just want to point that out for the record,” Kimmel said.
Watch the full interview below.
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