Famous Cubs fan Bill Murray, who has been faithfully attending his team’s postseason games (well, when he’s not accepting prestigious awards), plans to be at Wrigley Field on Friday night for Game 3 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. It remain unclear whether he’ll wear any “Ghostbusters”-themed, anti-curse gear this time around, but one thing’s certain: Murray will lead a rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” according to NBC Sports’ Craig Calcaterra.
Bill Murray will sing "Take me out to the ballgame" tonight. Billy Williams will throw the first pitch.
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) October 28, 2016
Murray is a natural choice to lead the singalong. Not only has he become an unofficial mascot of the Cubs as they try to break the 108-year title drought, but Murray can also carry a tune! Check him out singing “Bare Necessities” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” earlier this year.
Not bad, right? Of course, whether he can hit all the right notes likely won’t matter to Cubs fans, who love him regardless. Plus, some of them may not even be conscious by the first pitch. That’s because more than a handful of Cubs fans began hitting Wrigleyville bars at dawn.
— Tim Buss (@tbuss32) October 28, 2016
And yes, the bars were happy to oblige the early crowd.
7:45 am in Wrigleyville. This is nuts. pic.twitter.com/heYbA91ZiY
— Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) October 28, 2016
8:28 AM CT: Murphy's Bleachers bar in Wrigleyville. Beer is already flowing pic.twitter.com/ihRr165q3V
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 28, 2016
Line out the door for a Wrigleyville bar. It's 10 am. pic.twitter.com/fJfhEnWS0r
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) October 28, 2016
The series is tied at one game apiece. First pitch is at 8:08 p.m. ET. Godspeed, those who started drinking more than 12 hours before . ..