"She's got to be able to hang. I'm big into sports and if she can sit down and try to learn, that's cool," Annable told PEOPLE at the Project A.L.S. "A Night to Believe" benefit at Mets' Shea stadium. "As long as they put down that valiant effort is what I'm looking for."
But if a girl doesn't have the hand-eye coordination skills, that's all right says the single actor. "I will give her a couple of times and if she doesn't catch on, that's fine," he said. "But for her to sit down and watch football and figure out the rules and watch hockey or baseball with me would be the best."
But a relationship deal breaker for the 28-year-old upstate New York native is cheering against the New York Mets. "That's definitely a deal breaker! It would be off! I'm a die hard Mets fan. Mets only," said Annable who grew up playing little league baseball.
As part of Project A.L.S. benefit, which raises funds in finding a treatment and a cure for a debilitating fatal muscle-wasting disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Annable and Will & Grace's Bobby Cannavale took to the field at Shea for batting practice.
"This a dream come true every year to get to stand at home plate and take some swings at batting," Annable admitted. "I came close and almost hit the wall but I feel like I need to do a few more push ups this year to get that last one over."