Video: Sad Clown Bill Murray Shares Cubs Superstitions With Jimmy Kimmel
By Emma G. Gallegos in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 20, 2015 5:00PM
Bill Murray visited enemy territory last night to appear on Jimmy Kimmel, currently filming in Brooklyn. His appearance came shortly after the Cubs lost their second game to the Mets in a 7-game series that will determine whether they continue on to the World Series. Murray appeared in Black Swan make-up and brocaded Renaissance garb for some inexplicable reason. He looked like an aristocratic sad clown.
Murray told Kimmel how Cubs manager Joe Maddon, a strong believer in superstition, asked him to touch the Sunday line-up card for the game against the Mets. Not only did Murray oblige but he rubbed the card all over his body.
Kimmel asked him the hard question: "Do you think that is why the Cubs lost?"
Ouch. Murray contends that he was simply wearing "too many layers."
Murray, originally from Wilmette, described just how deep the love of Cubs is in his family. He has a son—Homer Banks—named after the late Cubs legend Ernie Banks. Everyone in his family roots for the Cubs, except his one brother who roots for the White Sox and listens to Rush Limbaugh, he says.
Murray sounded confident that his beloved team will pull it together and beat the Mets. However, he worries that the team will become like the Red Sox, another former team of lovable losers whose fan base became absolutely "unbearable" once they improved.
Murray doesn't want the same thing to happen to the Cubs. He said, "Chicago is a really beautiful city, it's really the most beautiful city in America, big city certainly. And there's just not that much to burn down any more. I don't know what the hell we're going to do."