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Zooey Deschanel

Called Out for 'Fleeing'

the World Series

10/24/2011 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Game 4 of the World Series was AWESOME last night ... with the Cardinals nearly mounting a 9th inning comeback ... but Zooey Deschanel wouldn't know it, because she LEFT IN THE 6TH INNING!!

Zooey sang the national anthem before the game (great job, BTW) ... and then sat with her "New Girl" castmates in some super-expensive, close-to-the-action seats.

In the 4th inning, the camera cut to the actors ... and Fox announcer Joe Buck gave 'em props ... saying, "A lot of times, the stars have their moment on TV and then they just bolt."

But when the cameras cut back to Zooey's seats in the 7th inning ... they were empty.

Buck joked, "Maybe they're just out getting a snack ... all of 'em at once."

After the game, Zooey went to Twitter to explain her early departure ... saying, "Would have loved to have watched the whole game but I had to catch a plane so I can go to work tomorrow. That's all guys. I'm not a jerk."

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Emily > Zooey..... in everyway, that is all.

1065 days ago


She sounded great and was a good sport to stay for part of the game. Leaving early for her J.O.B. makes perfect sense and if anything is a good example for others to follow (i.e. work before pleasure).

1065 days ago


i would have left sooner. i mean we are talking about baseball. baseball totally sucks.

1065 days ago


she sang a capella, into a microphone, on pitch and knew all the lyrics. no lip-sync, no backup music, no autotune, no personalized make-my-mark arrangement. and it's a hard song to sing due to the wide range (i trained in opera and i, as well as many fine singers struggle with that song).

so maybe her tone is not to your liking, or you don't like her vibrato, etc. but--really--she did with a certain amount of respect and humility, and she did it justice.

1065 days ago


Zooey should've done the play-by-play, she knows more about baseball than Buck and McCarver.

1065 days ago


I liked used to like and respect her. But then she played a lesbian in a recent movie I saw. Just another hollyweirdo turning gay and weird.

1064 days ago


The 2 people sitting behind the cast are former N Y Yankee World Series hero - Dr. Bobby Brown n Baseball writer billy staples - book = Before the glory - the baseball diehards understand y i am posting this - it is fun to scan the crowd

1064 days ago


Special note to the skinny s***my non talents of loser showbiz generation skank. You do not sing the NA and walk out on a World series game. That is air head unAmerican!

1063 days ago
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