CHICAGO (CBS) — A short video making the rounds on social media purports to show Bill Murray crying when the Cubs won the pennant on Saturday.
On Sunday, Murray confirmed that he did cry at a Cubs game, but it wasn’t the historic Game 6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Rather, it was Game 1 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers after Miguel Montero hit a game-winning grand slam.
Murray was in Washington, D.C., to accept the Mark Twain Award at the Kennedy Center.
However, whether he cried at a Game 1 or Game 6 notwithstanding, his remarks to reporters captured the feeling of fans everywhere:
“I think I cried a little bit.
“There was a feeling … where I just felt the whole building, the whole room, just the relief and the sense of wonder that it was really happening.
“And I just felt for everyone, for every Cub fan and everyone in Chicago that’s been waiting, and all over the world, who have been waiting for this moment.
“I just thought some sort of prayer was being answered.
“It’s exciting. If you don’t know what it’s like to wait your whole life for the team you root for to win, you can’t explain it.
“To root for a team that never won, it’s character building.”