Bill Murray, who in some ways has become the Chicago Cubs’ unofficial mascot, was visibly emotional after the Cubs’ Game Five victory in their hometown on Sunday night.
The team was facing elimination, but kept hopes alive with a razor-thin 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Murray, 66, has proven his loyalty to the Chicago team by singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch in Game Three on Friday, sharing a childhood photo showing his Cubs’ fandom and even speaking about the team at a White House press conference.
Having never seen his favourite team rise to glory (the Cubs last won a World Series in 1908), it’s understandable that Murray would flex a little in celebration of his team winning Game Five.
Another celebrity showing love for the Cubs was Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, who performed “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” at Wrigley Field Sunday. The custom of having celebrities perform the ode to baseball at Wrigley Field is a long one, dating back to legendary baseball announcer Harry Caray.
The Indians now lead the series 3-2 heading into tomorrow’s game from Cleveland. Check out Vedder’s performance below.