Nobody can give an epic, over-the-top inspirational speech like Bill Murray, as he proved in such comedy hits as “Ghostbusters” and “Stripes”, and he demonstrated this skill once again at last night’s World Series game in support of his beloved Chicago Cubs as they make their first appearance in the series since 1945.
“It’s the bottom of the seventh inning, the last chance to order beer,” Murray tells the crowd at Chicago’s Wrigley Field during Game 3. “But we didn’t come here to drink beer — we came here to win this ball game!”
He continued: “I said to the Uber boy, I said, ‘Take me out with the crowd!’ And in order to say the right lyric, ‘Take me out with the crowd’, you need to sing it like our greatest American entertainer, Mr. Daffy Duck!”
And with that, Murray launched into a spit-spewing rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” using his best impression of the Looney Tunes waterfowl that is destined to go down in the annals of baseball history as one of the greatest World Series moments ever.
Murray’s performance did not go unnoticed in the Twitterverse, as demonstrated by these tweets from “Vampire Diaries” showrunner Julie Plec, “Frozen” star Josh Gad and more.