Cubs fan Bill Murray congratulates Davey Martinez for winning World Series—without cheating

Matt Weyrich
·2 min read

Renowned actor, comedian and filmmaker Bill Murray was among the many celebrities to play a couple rounds of golf at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament in California last weekend, joining the likes of Tony Romo, Wayne Gretzky, Condoleezza Rice and Ray Romano on the green.

As he was walking between holes, a Nationals fan stopped Murray, a known Cubs supporter, if he wanted to congratulate former Chicago bench coach Davey Martinez for winning the World Series as the manager in D.C.

"He's a good guy," Murray replied. "And, he didn't cheat."

Murray was referring to the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox, the former of whom was found guilty by Major League Baseball for using technology to steal signs during their 2017 World Series run and the latter is under investigation for a similar allegation during their title-winning 2018 season.

In fact, over the last four seasons, only two teams currently have a claim to legitimate World Series championships: the Nationals and Cubs.

But Murray may have spoken a little too quickly, as he engaged in some rule breaking of his own while at Pebble Beach.

Then again, that was a celebrity golf tournament with no real ramifications for the losers. The Astros and (allegedly) the Red Sox cheated their way to the pinnacle of a multi-billion-dollar industry. Neither Houston nor Boston would get very far with a flip of the golf club and all-in-good-fun smile to the crowd.

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