Bill Murray presided over Cubs’ World Series celebration, and it was good (vids)
The Chicago Cubs at long last are again World Series champions after an epic extra-inning Game 7 victory over the Cleveland Indians. To no surprise, once the victory was secured, longtime and devoted Cubs fan Bill Murray — who has been a prominent presence throughout the World Series — was right in the middle of all the celebratory action.
First, cameras captured Murray’s reaction to the final out being recorded. Suffice to say, an emotional mixture of joy and relief was plainly evident on Murray’s face, awash in a sense of long-awaited euphoria.
The joy on Bill Murray's face pic.twitter.com/veA2lzSU35
— The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) November 3, 2016
And from there, things took off as Murray, arguably rightfully or at least fittingly, presided over the rapturous and raucous Cubs celebration. And Twitter was there to document it all, from his champagne-swilling to his on-field interviews to him honking the horn of the car Ben Zobrist was awarded for being named MVP.
“I feel like, even though the rain stopped, I’m glistening.” – Bill Murray on seeing his #Cubs win the #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/yfhEfYtwZo
— Jeremy Singer (@JeremySinger) November 3, 2016
Bill Murray just canceled school in Chicago for the rest of the week pic.twitter.com/taafpwSL5k
— Consequence of Sound (@coslive) November 3, 2016
One happy @Cubs fan. #BillMurray #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/qkcDd0QuLr
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) November 3, 2016
Bill Murray, on the field, honking the horn of the MVP’s car. Gotta love it. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/2sMGGU4T6i
— Sean Montgomery (@gomery) November 3, 2016
And then it was on to the clubhouse for Mr. Murray.
Kerry Wood just handed Bill Murray a bottle of champagne. Bill just took two monster swigs. pic.twitter.com/qDTdmkG4OY
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 3, 2016
"You make a lot of money," Bill Murray tells Jason Heyward, who was paid $21 million this season. pic.twitter.com/MGzyqADOje
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) November 3, 2016
Oh man, the Bill Murray joy train just doesn’t stop. #FlyTheW #Cubs #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/qSK2oSVCcy
— Ethan Anderton (@Ethan_Anderton) November 3, 2016
But perhaps the highlight of all the Murray-spawned madcap mayhem was his “interview” of Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein for FOX Sports.
THIS IS AMAZING. Bill Murray interviews & celebrates with @Cubs‘ President Theo Epstein. #WorldSeries https://t.co/VVfUUEbbNb
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) November 3, 2016
Odd are near-certain many more wild and wonderful things occurred involving Murray as the Cubs basked in their thrilling World Series triumph. And it goes without saying that it wouldn’t have been the same without Cubs jester extraordinaire Bill Murray presiding over the festivities.