By peoplestaff225
Updated October 22, 2008 01:00 PM


Although Mark Wahlberg is almost certainly saddened this week following the elimination of his beloved Boston Red Sox from World Series contention, his children remain blissfully unaware of the state of professional sports in his hometown. During a Friday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Mark explained that although Ella Rae, 5, Michael, 2 ½, and new baby Brendan Joseph, 5 weeks, aren’t yet old enough to be disappointed by the famed baseball team, he’s nonetheless turned his attention to football. "I’m trying to get them into the [New England] Patriots," Mark said — but Ella remains a pessimist.

Michael apparently isn’t ready to turn his back on the teams just yet, however. The 37-year-old actor revealed that his toddler son has a Red Sox uniform he just might sport for Halloween. "I don’t know, though… he could get egged [if he wears it] in Los Angeles," Mark joked.

Ella, Michael and Brendan are Mark’s children with fiancée Rhea Durham. Mark’s latest movie, Max Payne, is in theaters now.