Diehard fan Bill Murray fired up the gang at Chicago Cubs’ first full-capacity recreation because the pandemic.
He’s going to root, root, root for the house crew! Bill Murray delivered an epic efficiency of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in the course of the seventh inning stretch, because the Chicago Cubs confronted off in opposition to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wrigley Field on June 11.
The series-opener recreation was the primary time Wrigley Field hit full capability since earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the Ghostbusters actor, and self-proclaimed “number one Cubs fan,” gave it his all to rally the gang.
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“This is what it feels like to be 100%!” the Chicago born comedian shouted over the mic from the printed sales space. “We’re gonna be louder from right now until the last out in the top of the ninth inning. Understood?”
The OG Saturday Night Live star proceeded to sing his coronary heart out to the ballgame basic and the gang joined him in his efforts to “scare the hell out of these Cardinals!”
The musical motivation will need to have labored as a result of the Cubs gained the matchup 8-5, thrilling the 41,000 thousand followers in attendance — and Bill, in fact.
This isn’t the primary time that Bill has busted out “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” to spice up Cubs’ morale. In July 2020, when video games had been closed to followers because of the pandemic, he sang it from residence whereas clutching an enormous stuffed bear.
And, again in 2016, he sang a Daffy Duck model of the tune to pump up the gang. That similar yr he celebrated Chicago’s World Series win with Cubs’ then President Theo Epstein.
The Groundhog Day actor opened up about his love of the Chicago Cubs — and his first go to to Wrigley Field — in a 2012 interview with The New York Times.
“I was a big Cubs fan, and I watched all the games on TV,” he advised the news outlet. “But once I grew up, TV was in black and white. So once I was seven years outdated, I used to be taken to my first Cubs recreation, and my brother Brian mentioned, ‘Wait, Billy,’ and he put his arms over my eyes, and he walked me up the steps.
“And then he took his hands away. [He begins to get choked up] And there was Wrigley Field, in green. There was this beautiful grass and this beautiful ivy. I’d only seen it in black and white. It was like I was a blind man made to see. It was something,” he added.