Bill Murray steals the show at Wiffle Ball Classic

Bill Murray steals the show at Wiffle Ball Classic
August 26, 2013, 10:15 pm
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Mark Strotman

Of the 70 celebrities who came out to Wrigley Field on Aug. 10 to take part in Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic, none were able to steal the show like famed comedian and actor Bill Murray did.

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The Chicago native came out to help Wood and his wife, Sarah, raise money for the former Cubs' pitcher's foundation and unsurprisingly was able to get the crowd going with humor only he could produce.

"I think it's been hilarious fun, the whole thing has been great," Murray said. "It was fun, really fun, and I think everyone that played would come back again and a lot of people that didn't play would love to be in it next time, when see how much fun it was. It'll be great."

But he also did some work on the diamond, too, crushing a home run into the Wrigley Field bleachers on the first pitch of his first game. Murray did his best Dale Sveum impression, managing the Red Team while getting the rest of his team into the lineup.

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"I'm here just to light a fire under Dale," Murray joked, "because I think he's the man that's gonna take us to the Promised Land. I think he's on his way.

When Murray got a chance to relax and talk to CSN Chicago's Pat Boyle, he said he feels optimistic about the way the Cubs' franchise is heading.

"The South Side's been tough this year, that's rough," he said. "The Cubs have had some moments. They've tried out a lot of players, got to meet a lot of new people and there have been some weeks that have been very good. And I think it's going in the right direction. I feel good about it."

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And in true Cubs fan fashion, Murray still wasn't giving up hope that this year, 2013, was going to be the year.

"We're still not mathematically eliminated is the way I look at it," he said.