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WATCH: Bill Murray Welcomes Cubs Fans Back to Wrigley by Singing ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’

by Brandi Stillings
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In honor of the Chicago Cubs hosting the St. Louis Cardinals, “Caddyshack” star Bill Murray led the classic song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with a crowded stadium.

The Cubs played against St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on Friday. It also happened to be the first time they’ve been at full-capacity for a game since the end of the pandemic.

“This is what it feels like to be 100 percent!” announced the Chicago native and proud Cub fanatic, as he stood in front of the packed baseball game.

“We’re gonna be louder from right now until the last out in the top of the ninth inning. Understood?” he added to fellow rallying fans. “Let’s scare the hell out of these Cardinals!”

After all, Murray’s encouraging words seemed to have done the trick. The Cubs went on to score eight runs in total and win the game. We’re not sure if you can credit the actor for the win, but that’s what happened.

However, this wasn’t his only time Murray initiated the seventh inning tradition at a Cubs game.

During the pandemic last summer, fans weren’t allowed to attend Chicago’s games in person. So, Murray serenaded “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” from his own home for the virtual crowd in a matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers.

In another instance, the team’s home network, Marquee Sports, shared a video that is featured in a People article. The video sees Bill Murray singing the classic song while holding a huge teddy bear. Later on the same year, the Cubs won the World Series. Murray made sure he was available to rush the field after the big victory.

Actor Bill Murray Cures Depression with A Country Song

Although, most deal with depression through therapy and medication. Long-time actor Bill Murray discovered his own unique way to improve his mood.

Murray recently talked about how listening to John Prine’s country music works for him.

“So once upon a time,” Bill Murray explained in the message. “It was the first time I was ever what people would call clinically depressed. Well, just a real bummer to be around, like a real downer to be around. I just couldn’t get myself to have any kind of fun.”

As we’ve previously talked about on Outsider, he went on to recall something his friend Hunter S. Thompson said to him a while ago. Thompson suggests turning to John Prine to help improve his sense of humor. Later, when Bill Murray found himself in that slump, he did take Hunter S Thompson’s advice and listened to John Prine’s compilation album.

“That was the beginning of the return,” Murray says to John Prine. “I thought, ‘Huh, it just happened.’ That was a great day, so I owe you one.”

Thanks, in part, to John Prine, Murray was able to pick himself up and kept moving forward.