Bill Murray's attempt to bribe some minor-league umps didn't go well

Bill Murray is a passionate baseball fan. He showed as much during the Chicago Cubs’ postseason run in 2016. Murray appeared at nearly every game, cheering on the team he’s always supported.

Murray is just a fan of the team, though. While he wanted the Cubs to win, he had no personal investment in their success.

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That’s not the case with the Charleston RiverDogs. Murray not only co-owns the team, but is listed as its “Director of Fun.” He’s been involved with the RiverDogs, a Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, for a couple years now.

Billy Murray is passionate when it comes to his baseball teams. (AP)
Billy Murray is passionate when it comes to his baseball teams. (AP)

We already know Murray is willing to go to great lengths to support the teams he roots for, so you can imagine he’s willing to bring out all the stops for a team that he owns.

That’s precisely what happened on Thursday night. Prior to the RiverDogs’ home opener, Murray attempted to tilt the scales in his team’s favor by jokingly bribing the umps.

You can’t tell from the end of that video, but the umps did not take Murray’s money.

The RiverDogs dropped their opener to the Lexington Legends 6-3, so we’re willing to believe the team here. Either that, or the umps turned the tables on the legendary prankster.

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