The Chicago Cubs are one win away from making their first World Series appearance in 71 years. After a 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS, the Cubs' offense appears to have woken up, outscoring the Dodgers 18-6 over the following two games. Now that the series is headed back to Chicago and momentum is clearly in the Cubs' favor, their fans are feeling pretty confident. This includes Evanston, Illinois native Bill Murray.
Murray, rocking a Cubs cap and jacket, dropped by the White House briefing room on Friday to brag about his hometown team and their prospects for Game 6. "I feel very confident that Clayton Kershaw is a great, great pitcher, but we've got too many sticks," Murray told reporters. "At home, in front of our crowd. It's the weather. We also have a little bit of autumn in Chicago. You don't get that in Los Angeles. Trees just die in Los Angeles. In Illinois, they flourish."
On Sunday, Murray will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at The Kennedy Center. But the 66-year-old comedian could face a huge dilemma if the Cubs fail to put away the Dodgers tomorrow. Game 7 would take place at the same time as the Kennedy Center awards ceremony. As a long-suffering Cubs fan, Murray may need to tell Obama sorry, but I'm not sorry.
If the Cubs advance to the World Series, they will be one step closer towards capturing their first title since 1908.
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