Bill Murray is trending right now after he “brought down the house” during the 7th inning stretch at the first game this season at Wrigley Field at 100% capacity.
First up, here’s the crowd pre-game.
“Baseball summer in America is back”:
The seats at Wrigley Field are full. Bill Murray will sing the stretch.
Baseball summer in America is back. pic.twitter.com/CcvuupzWI8
— OBVIOUS BASEBALL (@obvious_bb) June 11, 2021
And now for “Take me out to the ballgame.”
“Let’s scare the hell out of these Cardinals,” he shouted, pumping up the crowd before the iconic song:
— Barstool Chicago (@barstoolchicago) June 11, 2021
Stretch Time with Bill Murray!!! pic.twitter.com/7bdARHLz7f
— Jeremiah Paprocki (@jtheannouncer) June 11, 2021
“Better than any performance in the history of music”? Could be:
Bill Murray singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame at the first game back with Wrigley at 100% capacity was better than any performance in the history of music pic.twitter.com/xLIEH1pcqA
— Korked Bats (@korkedbats) June 11, 2021
And he was good luck, too:
The Cubs were down 5-1, then they started a comeback, then Rizzo tied it up w/ a historic at-bat and HR, then Bill Murray sang the stretch, and now they just took the lead against the Cardinals on a sunny 80 degree Friday afternoon game in front of a full capacity Wrigley Field.
— Michael Cerami (@Michael_Cerami) June 11, 2021
The Cubs are leading 7-5 as of the writing of this post in the 8th inning. Fingers crossed!