Taking the MLB championship in Game 7 with a 8-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the 10th inning, the Windy City team saw dedicated fan Bill Murray on his feet at Progressive Field. “I cried just a little bit, just for a second, but this is beautiful,” the Groundhog Day actor told ESPN after the game.
Having to endure a rain delay right near the end, the Cubs also had an almost immediately outpouring of love from Bob Newhart, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and others in Hollywood. Plus there were a certain two Chicago daughters who have been living in Washington D.C. the past few years.
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) November 3, 2016
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 3, 2016
— #Game7 (@MLBONFOX) November 3, 2016
— Michael Kelly (@michaeljkellyjr) November 3, 2016
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) November 3, 2016
— Bob Newhart (@BobNewhart) November 3, 2016
I LOVE YOU MY CUBS. HOME OF MY DAD. HOME FOR HISTORY. FOR BASEBALL.
— Laura Dern (@LauraDern) November 3, 2016
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) November 3, 2016
— Omari Hardwick (@OmariHardwick) November 3, 2016
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) November 3, 2016
Out of body experience being here for Chicago’s historic win. SO SO overjoyed for this town and this young team that fought so hard.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 3, 2016
I love you #Cubs I just love you!!!!!
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) November 3, 2016
— Joel de la Fuente (@joeldelafuente) November 3, 2016
— alicia witt (@aliciawitty) November 3, 2016
— Brandon Routh (@BrandonJRouth) November 3, 2016
There was also a déjà vu shout out of sorts from a movie that long long ago predicted the Cubs win.
— Back to the Future™ (@BacktotheFuture) November 3, 2016
This year’s World Series has seen surging ratings for Fox so far and will be likely see a near high for the final game in viewership when the numbers come out tomorrow.