Bill Murray Invited A Random Cubs Fan To Sit With Him For Game 6
Bill Murray offered an extra ticket to Game 6 of the World Series to a random Cubs fan he saw wandering around outside Progressive Field before the game Tuesday night.
Karen Michel went to the box office before the game in hopes that she might be able to purchase a last minute ticket, but was not surprised to find there were none available. When Michel began walking away from the ticket window she noticed Bill Murray cruising by on his way into the game and decided to follow him.
All of a sudden Murray “turns around and says, ‘Here, here’s a ticket,'” Michel told MLB.com’s Cut4.
The lucky lady thought, at first, he had given her a ticket just to get in, but did not expect to be sitting next to the famous comedian all night just behind home plate.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) November 2, 2016
Murray and Michel talked about what normal strangers might if they found themselves sitting next to a fellow fan at a World Series game.
“I asked, ‘When you went to the Cubs game, who did you go with?'” Michel said to Cut4. “He said his brother and his father. I have all sisters, and me and my dad would go to the baseball games. We talked about stuff like that.”
“I watched five games at home and they’re showing Eddie Vedder, [Chris] Chelios, whatever, and I’m like, ‘I wonder if I’ll see any of those people,'” Michel said. This was before she was offered the ticket from Murray, and because she accompanied the comedian to the game, she caught a glimpse of all of those people.
“I thought it was just a ticket to get in,” Michel said of Murray’s generosity. “I didn’t think it would be anything like this.”