An integral part of the Chicago Cubs’ World Series title run in 2016, trio Javy Báez, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo will be unrestricted free agents prior to the start of the 2022-2023 MLB season.
But Cubs super-fan and Hollywood comedic actor Bill Murray has a plan to keep his team’s young core together.
Sell lemonade. And lots of it.
“You can’t expect [Cubs owner] Tom Ricketts to pay for everything,” Murray said.
Murray shared his hilarious idea after appearing for the seventh-inning stretch of the 8-5 Cubs’ win over the division rival St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, June 11.
Here is Murray at Wrigley Field, belting out ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game.’
Murray’s performance coincides with the first full-capacity game at Wrigley since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“If the children of the city could begin giving up their allowance in the name of keeping this Cub team together after we win the championship this year, I think they’d feel really good about it the rest of their lives,” Murray said via NBC Sports Chicago.
As of today, the Cubs appear to be one of the stronger teams in the National League, sitting atop the NL Central tied with the Milwaukee Brewers. Both teams have 38 wins and 27 losses. And the Cincinnati Reds trail by five games.