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Bill Murray, famous Cubs fans relish World Series victory

Like many die-hard Cubs fans, Bill Murray has finally been rewarded for his allegiance to Chicago’s lovable losers with the team’s first World Series title since 1908.

The Chicago native has served as a sort of team mascot, following the Cubs though their playoff run.

The actor threw his arm in the air as the Cubs notched the final out in the 10th inning to beat Cleveland 8-7 in Wednesday’s deciding Game 7. 

He later celebrated by interviewing Cubs president Theo Epstein in the team’s clubhouse, swigging and spraying champagne with players and telling reporters trying to interview him to “relax a bit” before dousing the group with bubbly.

Murray also told ESPN that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel will give the city’s school kids the rest of the week off “if he’s as good a mayor as he wants to be.”

Meanwhile, famous faces such as Eddie Vedder, John Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Vince Vaughn, Pete Wentz and Nick Offerman might be walking with a little more swagger in their step today.

They are among the celebrity fans of the Chicago Cubs, who ended a more than century-long drought in winning the World Series.

The Cubs built an early lead in last night’s seventh and deciding game before the Cleveland Indians stormed back to tie the game on a two-run homer in the eighth inning. After a brief rain delay after the 9th inning, the Cubs scored twice in the top of the 10th  and held on for the win.

Article source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/bill-murray-celebs-cubs-1.3834312?cmp=rss