Results tagged ‘ Bill Murray ’

4/5 Opening Day souvenir

Actor Bill Murray autographed the ball he used for the ceremonial first pitch on Thursday and flipped it to Ryan Dempster for the game. Apparently, Dempster didn’t know it had been signed, “Good luck, Ryan.” As it turns out, the Nationals’ Ian Desmond singled off the first pitch from Dempster and wanted the ball as a souvenir from Opening Day. It wasn’t until he got back to the dugout and saw the ball and the autograph that he realized what he had.

— Carrie Muskat

4/5 Groundhog Day

Before actor Bill Murray threw out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday prior to the Cubs-Nationals season opener, the 62-year-old scampered around the bases, then slid into home. Murray eventually took the mound and bounced a pitch in to Kerry Wood. Murray also will sing the seventh inning stretch.

— Carrie Muskat

4/20 Ballhawks, the movie

“Ballhawks,” a feature documentary narrated by actor Bill Murray which tells the story of the folks who have chased baseballs outside Wrigley Field will premiere in Chicago May 28-30. The film, produced and directed by Mike Diedrich, will be shown at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. “This is a very unique film that deals with a side of the sporting world most people don’t even know exists,” said executive producer Joel Murray. Former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo is featured as are ballhawks legends like Moe, Dave, Andy, Rich and George. If you’ve ever been outside Wrigley along Waveland Avenue during a game, you know who they are. For more info, go to

— Carrie Muskat