Bill Murray is magical. Let’s just confirm that right now. He’s a fucking magical man. His laundry list of magical, sometimes bizarre deeds is longer than his resume but last night he did something that was so damn cool, it may top his list of wonderful deeds.
A Cubs fan was standing outside of Progressive Field just before Game 6 of the World Series began to start, looking for any remaining tickets at the box office. It was a stretch but Karen Michel of Indiana was hopeful. Alas, there were no tickets left for Michel so she was stuck just listening to the crowd inside the stadium. But that’s when she spotted Bill Murray, dressed in a Cubs jersey and hat walking toward the gate. Murray, having the magnetic energy that he possesses, led Karen to follow Murray over to the gate for just a moment. Was it fate? Apparently because Murray then turned, noticed Karen and did something incredible.
Bill Murray offered Karen his extra Game 6 ticket. Not only was it a ticket to see the game, it was a ticket to be seated right next to Bill Murray himself. Holy shit.
Karen Michel seated next to Bill Murray at Game 6.
“He turns around and says, ‘Here, here’s a ticket,'” Michel told MLB.com. “And he kind of shuttled me into the door. I thought it was just a ticket to get in. But it was a ticket to sit right here.”
Karen didn’t go into too much detail with the press about her surprise date to the World Series, but we can already assume it was possibly the best experience, shall we say, ever? Especially for a Cubs fan.
Now, the question is, if you’re waiting at the gates to enter Game 7, will you be lucky enough to have Bill Murray pass you and offer a chance to sit next to him? Not to mention during a game where you might see your favorite team win the World Series for the first time since 1908? Murray is like the fairy godmother in Cinderella, only instead of a carriage, he’ll give you baseball tickets and maybe even buy you a beer.
The sad part of this story is, when you think about it for a moment, did Bill Murray have a date to the World Series but they were a no show? Was George Clooney or Dan Aykroyd just not able to make the game? Either way, Michel really lucked out and it just goes to show you, even though the odds of her not getting into the game were pretty much at 0%, there’s still always a chance Bill Murray could walk by and really give you a night to remember. Not to mention being able to watch her favorite baseball team head to Game 7.
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