Bill Murray, noted Cubs fan, crashes White House press briefing

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Here’s Bill Murray in the White House press room, looking like he wandered in from Wrigley Field by way of a tiki bar.

Eschewing the policy questions of the day, Murray (or Mr. President) instead gave some baseball predictions for the upcoming Cubs verse Dodgers game in full Chicago regalia.

“I feel very confident. At home, with our crowd, the weather,” he opined. “You get a little bit of autumn in Chicago, you don’t get that in Los Angeles. Trees just die in Los Angeles. You know, in Illinois they flourish.”

It’s like poetry for baseball. As it turns out, his beloved Cubs did win a place in their first World Series since 1945.

It’s not 100 percent clear why Murray was in D.C., but he is set to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center Sunday.

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