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Bill Murray Drops in on White House Press Briefing Room, Talks Cubs

"He was wearing a Cubs jacket which for a White Sox fan is a little troubling," said President Obama. ​
October 21, 2016, 10:35pm

In the past, Bill Murray has crashed wedding photos, casually bartended at South By Southwest, given love advice to bachelors and told all the people who saw him doing those things, "no one will ever believe you" before vanishing in a puff of smoke.

But those were usually low-profile situations. Today, the man went straight to the seat of global power—the White House—and delivered an important message: the Chicago Cubs have sticks, and that's something Kershaw and the Dodgers should fear.

"I feel very confident that Clayton Kershaw is a great, great pitcher," Murray told a room of amused media. "But we've got too many sticks—we've got too many sticks. And at home, with our crowd, it's the weather. You also get a little bit of autumn in Chicago. You don't get that in Los Angeles—trees just die in Los Angeles."

He waxed philosophical, naturalistic. He stayed away from addressing whether or not the Cubs would actually win, seeming like he doesn't want to curse his team any further than they already are. They're holding a 3-2 lead after all.

President Obama apparently met up with Murray, who is in Washington to claim his Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday. And Obama had this to say after afterwards, according to People:

"He was wearing a Cubs jacket which for a White Sox fan is a little troubling."