Bill Murray is a Cubs fan who has attended multiple World Series games, several sources with knowledge of the situation tell The Big Lead. (The sources are Fox’s cameramen and producers.)
While it has certainly irked some that he and other celebrities like John Cusack and Vince Vaughn have been constantly rewarded with the attention they’re seeking, Murray did a really cool thing for Cubs fan Karen Michel from Whiting, Ind on Wednesday.
According to MLB.com’s Alyson Footer, Michel wandered to the box office on what she reckoned was a wild goose chase in search of an elusive single ticket. That didn’t happen, but this did:
Disappointed but not surprised by her luck, Michel turned away from the ticket window. She soon noticed actor Bill Murray walking by, and, her interest piqued, she started to follow him. What she wasn’t expecting was for Murray to turn around and hand her his extra World Series ticket.
“He turns around and says, ‘Here, here’s a ticket,'” she said. “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.” By “here,” Michel meant the seat right next to Murray, in the box section closest to the field, a few rows behind home plate.
They conversed throughout the game. Michel, who said she normally wears a Kris Bryant jersey but superstitiously opted not to because she felt his performance suffered when that happened, may or may not have swung the fortunes of the series with her decision to wear the jersey of former Cubs catcher Geovany Soto. Bryant went 4-5, including a tone-setting home run in the first inning.
If you don’t believe in things like that, what’s the point of watching sports?
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