Saturday night, the Indians crushed the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Game 4 of the World Series, giving Cleveland a commanding 3-1 series lead. But Cubs super fans Bill Murray and Eddie Vedder didn’t sink into despair; instead they (probably) had a few beers and sang The Band’s “The Weight” together at a house party.
The video below, posted to Pearl Jam Radio’s Facebook page, shows Vedder strumming a guitar and singing next to former Allman Brothers guitarist Derek Trucks. A whole room of people seem to be singing along, including Bill Murray, who—for better or worse—didn’t use a Daffy Duck voice this time.
“These guys are good!” Murray shouts at one point. “Come on!”
All that positivity in the face of imminent defeat seems to have worked in the Cubs favor; since the video was recorded, the team has won two straight and are now tied with the Indians.
In a related story about Bill Murray, the comedy legend surprised a lucky Cubs fan looking to find a ticket to Game 6 Tuesday in Cleveland. As MLB.com reports, fan Karen Michel, clad in her Cubs gear, went to the ticket office at Progressive field hoping that maybe a single ticket might be available for the game. Alas, the game was still completely sold out, but as she was walking away she spotted Murray, who she began to follow, as one does. As two were walking near each other, Murray suddenly stopped.
“He turns around and says, ‘Here, here’s a ticket,'” she said. “And he kind of shuttled me into the door. I thought it was just a ticket to get in. But it was a ticket to sit right here.”
She ended up sitting the entire game next to Murray and just a few rows away from other notable celebrity fans.
“I watched five games at home and they’re showing Eddie Vedder, [Chris] Chelios, whatever, and I’m like, ‘I wonder if I’ll see any of those people,'” she said. “Of course now, I’m here, and I see all kinds of people.”
For more on Michel’s adventure with Murray, head over to MLB.com.