When you’re Bill Murray, movie star and international man of unpredictability, sometimes you just find yourself in the White House on a random Friday.
Such was the case when Murray crashed the regular White House press briefing and got in front of the mic. He didn’t want to talk about politics, instead his favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs.
Wearing a Cubs pullover with a Cubs cap in his hand, Murray rattled off all the reasons he thinks the Cubs have the best shot to win their National League Championship Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Game 6 is Saturday at Wrigley Field, with the Dodgers sending ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound.
A sampling of what Murray had to say:
“Clayton Kershaw is a great, great pitcher, but we got too many sticks … And at home, our crowd, the weather. You get a little bit of autumn in Chicago. You don’t get that in Los Angeles. Trees just die, you know what I’m saying. In Illinois, they flourish.”
Murray sounds like he’s been studying Cubs skipper Joe Maddon’s book of “How to Sound Cool When Talking About Baseball” — especially with “too many sticks” comment.
This is hardly the first time Murray has shown up somewhere unexpected to talk about the Cubs. We’ll point you toward this classic with the great Harry Caray from 1988, because it’s always worth watching again.
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