Three Strikes and He's In: Jim Carrey Cheers Up Losing Ball Team

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Rural Iowa is far from star-studded.

So when the guys from Pella High School's baseball team thought they spotted Jim Carrey at a Burger King on the way home from a game in a nearby town, their coach was skeptical.

"I kind of heard some whispers from a few of my guys in the background," Coach Jesse Jablonski told the Des Moines Register. "I didn't really think it would be (Carrey) at first. What would he be doing in Fairfield, Iowa?"

While it was an unlikely celeb sighting, the 51-year-old actor actually was in the Hawkeye State. It's not clear exactly what the actor was doing there, but the newspaper speculated that he was part of a retreat on transcendental meditation at the Maharishi University of Management, which Oprah and other bold-faced names have been known to visit.

The jocks were down and out when they stopped by the fast food joint for some ice cream following a crushing loss, but the star of "Ace Ventura," "The Mask," and other goofy movies left them in good spirits. He even climbed aboard the team's bus and got them to joke about their 7-1 loss in a pic.

"Obviously, after [the photo] happened, the loss and the game were the last things on their minds," Jablonski said.

Carrey's WhoSay account shows that he's been pretty cheery himself. He's posted a couple of photos of himself content in the countryside.

Following his stay in Iowa, Carrey will be back to his on-screen antics on August 16 when "Kick-Ass 2" arrives in theaters.

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