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Bill Murray randomly gives Cubs fan ticket to Game 6 (pic)


Chicago Cubs fan Karen Michel became the benefactor of Bill Murray’s generosity when the actor randomly gave her a ticket to Game 6 of the World Series.

Michel, of Whiting, Ind., not only got a chance to watch her beloved Cubbies stave off elimination at Progressive Field on Tuesday night, she actually got to sit right next to the beloved actor and devoted Cubs backer a few rows behind home plate.

Michel’s brush with greatness and unexpected access to Game 6 began with her standing outside the Progressive Field box office in the hopes that a single ticket would become available. As Michel waited, she noticed Murray stroll on by. After deciding to follow him, she was surprised when Murray turned around and made her World Series dreams come true.

“He turns around and says, ‘Here, here’s a ticket,'” Michel said, via “And he kind of shuttled me into the door. I thought it was just a ticket to get in. But it was a ticket to sit right here.”

Michel found herself in the great seats rubbing elbows with the likes of Pearl Jam frontman and huge Cubs fan Eddie Vedder and NHL Hall of Famer Chris Chelios, among others.

But perhaps best of all for Michel was the opportunity to chat with Murray throughout the game. Not surprisingly, Murray came off as down-to-earth as he usually appears, despite his sometimes quirky personality.

“I asked, ‘When you went to the Cubs game, who did you go with?'” Michel said. “He said his brother and his father. I have all sisters, and me and my dad would go to the baseball games. We talked about stuff like that.”

And what was it like to watch the Cubs force a deciding Game 7 courtesy of a lopsided 9-3 victory seated next to none other than Bill Murray?

“I thought it was just a ticket to get in,” Michel said of her unbelievable experience. “I didn’t think it would be anything like this.”