We have seen actor and comedian Bill Murray in the stands at Wrigley Field throughout the playoffs. Potentially the most famous Chicago Cubs diehard there is, Murray has made his presence known as his team looks to break a near 110-year drought without a World Series title.
Unfortunately for Murray, who has continued to be a mainstay at the friendly confines, there could soon be a schedule conflict.
Should Chicago force a Game 7 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, Murray will have to decide between attending that game or taking part in a Kennedy Center event in his honor.
“Check the schedule. There’s a chance that Murray’s beloved North Enders will be locked in the high drama of Game 7 at the exact moment he’s supposed to be at the Kennedy Center listening to famous people blather on about his cinematic chops,” The Washington Post’s Geoff Edgers reported Wednesday.
Now, on to the question about which side Murray might choose. Would he really miss a chance at witnessing history in favor of an event in the nation’s capital?
Murray’s younger brother seems to think so.
“He has to, pretty much, right?” Murray’s younger brother Joel says.
Joel isn’t necessarily wrong here. The honor Murray is set to receive later this month is among the top honors a comedian can see thrown his way in the United States. It’s prestigious. Past winner of the Mark Twain Prize include Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Lily Tomlin, Neil Simon, Carol Burnett, Jay Leno and Eddie Murphy. That’s some mighty fine company to find yourself in.
What a quandary to be in. Sometimes, it really doesn’t pay off to be rich and famous, right?
Following two horrendous offensive outputs in a row, the Cubs find themselves down 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS. Here’s to hoping for Murray and the rest of the Cubs’ faithful that Game 7 itself is a reality.