Video: Hero Bill Murray Crashed White House Press Room To Talk Cubs
By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 21, 2016 8:27PM
Bill Murray on Friday took a break from working the golf apparel business and elevating phone-dodging to the level of performance art in order to what he does best: No not acting, silly. Chicago Cubs evangelism!
The Chicagoland native visited the White House on Friday to chat with the president about Murray's upcoming Mark Twain Prize for Humor, which he accepts Sunday at the Kennedy Center. But while there, he made an unexpected detour into the press briefing room to quickly—but brilliantly—hold court with reporters about his beloved North Siders.
He tipped his hat to Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, but predicted the Cubs offense would get to him. "We got too many sticks," Murray said. "We got too many sticks." See the deadpan booster perfection below.
The Cubs lead the NLCS 3-2. Should they win, they'll advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945. No pressure.
As we've mentioned, Murray would greatly benefit from the Cubs wrapping up the series on Saturday, in six games. Otherwise a Game Seven would fall the same evening as his Mark Twain Prize ceremony. But we wouldn't worry, nothing ever goes awry for Cubs fans in the postseason.