Earlier this week, before donning a bandana and praising Miley Cyrus at Comic-Con, Bill Murray was in Silvis, Illinois, where he played in the John Deere Classic Pro-Am, wore a “gold paisley shirt that was perpetually untucked” and talked some serious shit to the St. Louis Cardinals fans in attendance.
As you can see in the video above, while Murray – a diehard Cubs fan, just in case you weren’t aware – waited to start his round (which reportedly took five-and-a-half hours to complete), he began chatting up some of the locals, and made mention of the Cubbies’ doubleheader sweep of the rival Redbirds on Tuesday: “That was a glorious day in Chicago,” he said. “The hated Cardinals, Satan’s messengers on earth, were defeated twice.”
When one fan in the gallery shouted, “That’s my team you’re talking about,” Murray shot back: “That’s your team? No wonder there’s something coming off your body like an Ectoplasmic Phosphorous…and then it turns out your team is cheaters, too. That’s terrible.”
That, of course, was in reference to the Cardinals’ hacking scandal, where the team allegedly broke into the Houston Astros’ personnel database – scouting director Chris Correa was fired last week as a result of the ongoing federal investigation into the matter. And while Bill probably wasn’t quite as mouthy today, after the Cards came back to beat the Cubs in the ninth inning of Wednesday night’s game, it’s still a pretty solid example of why Bill Murray is the best.
Need more proof? How about the time he showed up to take tickets at a St. Paul Saints game? Or entertained fans during a Charleston RiverDogs rain delay by taking a dive on the tarp? Or played minor league ball in Washington state? As far as celebrity fans go, he’s probably a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Your move, Jon Hamm.