As the Chicago Cubs fight toward what would be their first World Series appearance since 1945, they can definitely count on the support of one passionate — if fictional — alum.
Rookie of the Year actor and director Daniel Stern, who played the goofy Chicago pitching coach Phil Brickma in the 1993 big-screen comedy, recently put the pinstripes back on to root for the Cubbies as they try to close out the San Francisco Giants in a National League division series.
In a video posted to Facebook on Sunday, Stern-as-Brickma shares his excitement over the Cubs’ recent play (although they lost Monday night in a 13-inning thriller) and expresses hope that the team will bring him in to share some of his “hot tips.”
Stern isn’t the first Rookie of the Year actor to show support for the ball club: Last year Thomas Ian Nicholas, who starred as 12-year-old flamethrower Henry Rowengartner, turned up for game 4 of the NLCS. Alas, that didn’t go so well for the Cubs.
The Cubs and Giants face off again Tuesday night. Watch Stern’s video below.