Watching your team crush a national championship is sweet. Seeing ’em do it after an 108-year drought is… Well. We don’t know, ’cause no top-flight Australian team has been cursed with such a long losing record.
Fortunately for us, Bill Murray knows that feel, ’cause he just watched his beloved Chicago Cubs win baseball’s World Series for the first time since 1908.
Murray – and seemingly a full half of the United States – exploded after watching the Cubs overturn a 3 – 1 series deficit against the Cleveland Indians with their third W in a row. As the Cubs saw Game 7 out 8 – 7 after 10 innings this arvo, the legendary comic couldn’t help but get a lil’ emotional:
— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) November 3, 2016
— Cameron Sinclair (@casinclair) November 3, 2016
Then came the interviews. The Cubs’ talismanic fan, who’s served as fans’ emotional centre for the entire series, put words to his absolute elation:
— Jeremy Singer (@JeremySinger) November 3, 2016
Old mate even called out Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, saying the city’s tykes should get the rest of the week off:
Bill Murray just canceled school in Chicago for the rest of the week pic.twitter.com/taafpwSL5k
— Consequence of Sound (@coslive) November 3, 2016
And then the bloke even wound up on the other end of the microphone – and a champagne shower – while interviewing the team’s boss:
— #Game7 (@MLBONFOX) November 3, 2016
You best believe he necked that bad boy, too:
Kerry Wood just handed Bill Murray a bottle of champagne. Bill just took two monster swigs. pic.twitter.com/qDTdmkG4OY
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 3, 2016
On this blessed day, we are all Bill Murray. Except for Cleveland fans – but they’ve had enough drought-breaking of their own recently, so let’s just give Bill this one.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) November 3, 2016
Source: Chicago Tribune.
Photo: Ezra Shaw / Getty.