Cubs fans in Chicago and across the country tasted victory Wednesday night when their team captured its first World Series title in 108 years. For diehard Cubs fan Bill Murray, that victory tasted a lot like champagne — sprayed right in his face.
The actor, a fixture and delight at these World Series games (celebratory flexing, singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” giving his extra ticket to a total stranger), took part in some post-Game 7 revelry in the Cubs clubhouse, including a champagne-soaked interview with team president Theo Epstein.
Armed with a Fox Sports microphone, Murray chatted with Epstein as he opened a bottle of champagne and sprayed it at him. Murray then returned the favor by dumping some on Epstein’s head. The two later clinked and swigged from those champagne bottles.
“I knew I was going to cry, I didn’t think it was because I was blind,” Murray also told the Chicago Tribune, referring to his eyes stinging from that celebratory champagne shower.
He added, “I’ve been imagining this for a long time. I didn’t think it would happen in Cleveland but I thought it would happen. I thought we’d have it in Wrigley Field. Just being in Wrigley Field and seeing all that excitement this week and the last few weeks is dreamy. It’s really pretty cool.”
See below for the clubhouse video, plus another joyful look at Murray basking in the Cubs’ win.