CHICAGO — Bill Murray. Cubs fan. Buster of ghosts. Curse reverser?
A longtime Cubs fan, Murray was in the crowd at Wrigley Field during Game 1 of the Cubs’ playoff series against the Giants Friday.
And soon after Javier Baez hit the game-winning home run in the 8th inning, Murray was spotted cheering with other fans, wearing a smile, a Cubs jacket -and a hat from Jimmy John’s. It’s unclear if Murray is actually sponsored by the sandwich chain or if he just appreciates a good delivery, like any comedian.
BILL MURRAY LOVES IT! The Cubs lead 1-0 on a Javier Baez blast. pic.twitter.com/Cai0WI3WZ7
— CBS Sports MLB (@CBSSportsMLB) October 8, 2016
One of Murray’s past wardrobe choices also served as a source of inspiration throughout the tense and (mostly) scoreless game as fans widely shared a photo of him from last season wearing a t-shirt that said “I ain’t afraid of no goats.”
While the photo was initially thought by many (including WGN) to be from Friday night, the image of the “Ghostbusters” star was still the best joke of the night.
It seems the twitter firestorm may have been sparked by a photo posted by @Chicago_History, and carried on through the Cubs victory.
This year? This year we don't need no stinking rally caps.
— Chicago History ™️ (@Chicago_History) October 8, 2016