CLEVELAND — Lifelong Chicago Cubs fan Bill Murray joined in the celebration of the team’s first World Series in 108 years on Wednesday night in the team’s locker room.
Murray’s reaction to the Cubs’ 10-inning win over the Cleveland Indians was priceless.
Murray threw his arm in the air as the Cubs secured the epic 8-7 win at Progressive Field.
His reactions and interviews quickly went viral.
Murray honked the horn of MVP Ben Zobrist’s car, then went to the locker room to act as a reporter for Fox Sports.
He was given a bottle of champagne that was shot in his face by Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.
“I knew I was going to cry, I didn’t think it was because I was blind,” said Murray, his eyes stinging from the champagne.
Murray was overcome with emotion, then poured champagne over Epstein.
“My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sisters thank you. My brothers thank you. I thank you. … Cheers.”
Murray told ESPN that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel will give the city’s school kids the rest of the week off “if he’s as good a mayor as he wants to be.”
Earlier in the Series, Murray sant “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at Wrigley Field and gave a random fan a ticket to sit with him at Game 6.