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‘Breaking Bad’ star to lead NM softball team

- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - At least he hopes to hit a breaking ball.

Emmy-Award winning actor Bryan Cranston, who plays Walter White in the Albuquerque, N.M.-based TV show "Breaking Bad," announced Tuesday that he'll participate in a celebrity softball game scheduled later this month at an Albuquerque park.

Cranston says he expects his celebrity team to "get slaughtered."

His team is set to face members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team on May 19.

The lineup isn't set yet, but Cranston says Lou Diamond Phillips has agreed to join the team. Phillips is shooting the A&E drama "Longmire" in Santa Fe, N.M.

Cranston says he decided to participate in the game to show support for returning veterans.

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