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What Would It Be Like To Watch A Cubs Game With Bill Murray?

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 26, 2013 11:00PM

In 1990, sports writer Peter Richmond spent three days watching Cubs games in Chicago with Bill Murray and documented this epic story featuring Old Style, Cubs stars and Fleetwood Mac. We learned that Bill Murray loves Polish sausages and pretty Cubs fans, but even they shouldn't try to distract him during a Cubs game. He doesn't want to miss a single pitch, and he's every bit the tortured Cubs fan.

Here are a few of our favorite excerpts. Head over to Deadspin to read the whole thing.

And, of course, we ate Polish Sausages. We ate a lot of Polish sausages. In fact, the first thing Bill said when he reached our seats behind home plate in Wrigley Field during the national anthem for a 7:35 start against the Expos was, "I brought you a Polish," and he held up a brown paper bag.


As we drove down Lake Shore Drive in my rented Geo, Bill said, "The Cubs seemed sort of cranky."


In the Cubs weight room, Sutcliffe told us Cubs stories. Sutcliffe asked where the seats were, and Bill said, "Up among the weird and the damned."


"Bill Murray's movies," Siskel said, by way of introducing Bill, "average one hundred million dollars gross," as if it had anything to do with anything. Bill didn't get animated until Siskel asked him about the Cubs. When Siskel asked him how the studio had come to let him direct his latest film, Bill said. "Sometimes when it's three-and-oh, they let you swing away."


Then we got more Polish sausage on Waveland Avenue.