Barack Obama may be a devoted White Sox supporter, but Chicago’s other team, the Cubs, now have a presidential fan–or at least one that has held court before the White House press corps.
Actor Bill Murray, a noted party crasher, appeared unannounced at the White House briefing room on Oct. 21. The subject of his crash presser: The Chicago Cubs. Murray, who was wearing a Cubs jacket, had been at the White House for a meeting with Obama. The reason for the meeting was not officially disclosed.
Murray has long been a fan of the Cubs, which on Saturday earned a spot on the World Series after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 to win their playoff series, 4 games to 2. That puts an end to the team’s 71-year absence from Major League Baseball’s best-of-7-games championship round.
The Cubs will now face the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, much to the excitement of its long-suffering fans–and Fox Sports. The network has the exclusive right to the World Series and the Cubs’ historic qualification will likely be a boon for TV ratings.