There’s no bigger Chicago Cubs fan than Bill Murray so he was celebrating as hard as anyone when his team won the World Series for the first time in 108 years.
The Ghostbusters star was on hand at Progressive Field to see his beloved Cubbies become the champions of baseball for the first time since 1908, and at the moment of victory he was a picture of pure joy.
Bill Murray reacts to the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series pic.twitter.com/CYe18Wa3iO
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 3, 2016
Have you ever seen such pure, undiluted ecstasy on the face of a human?
Why you have to be happy for the @Cubs: Bill Murray pic.twitter.com/bLK33ShUwD
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 3, 2016
Murray then interviewed Theo Epstein, the Cubs’ president of baseball operations, and that was a jolly time too.
Drunk Bill Murray interviewing drunk Theo Epstein is one of the best interviews ever. https://t.co/STy90yPQSc
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) November 3, 2016
In fact, he was spraying pretty much anyone who came near him with champagne.
Avoid Bill Murray if you'd like to stay dry. pic.twitter.com/PI571esck8
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 3, 2016
The Cubs have been baseball’s favourite hard-luck story for as long as anyone can remember.
Their legendary lack of success has made them the butt of jokes for decades, most famously perhaps in Back To The Future II. In the film, the Cubbies actually won the World Series in 2015. So the scriptwriters were just one year out.
Murray is a common sight at Cubs games, and has regularly been seen leading fans in the famous baseball anthem, Take Me Out To The Ball Game. This is from Game Three of the World Series a few days ago:
Yeah, he’s a pretty big Cubs fan. And a pretty big Daffy Duck fan too, apparently.