Bill Murray Is Getting His Own Show About Minor League Baseball
Bill Murray lives a life that most of us can only dream of. He’s stolen random people’s french fries without any repercussions, thrown a fan’s phone off of a roof, and once crashed a White House press briefing without getting tackled by any members of the Secret Service. It’s Bill Murray’s world and we’re all just living in it.
Basically everything Murray does is entertaining, and I have a feeling his upcoming show about minor league baseball will be no exception. Variety just announced that the actor has teamed up with his brother— Brian Doyle-Murray— for a 10-episode series called Extra Innings documenting a trip they took this summer where the siblings visited a number of stadiums across the country. Each episode will be about eight minutes long and will air exclusively on Facebook starting November 20th.
Murray is a staple at Chicago Cubs games and a part owner of multiple minor league teams, and there’s no doubting his passion for the sport will translate to the screen:
The show is “a little something to fill a baseball fan’s off-season hole in the heart,” according to Bill Murray. Added Brian Doyle-Murray: “Doing this project was more fun than a bench-clearing brawl. And like a baseball bench-clearing brawl, no one got hurt!”
This is far from the first time Murray has collaborated with his brother. The two have acted together in a number of films, and over the summer, they announced they are planning on opening a Caddyshack-themed restaurant in their hometown just outside of Chicago that is slated to open this December.
I can’t wait until next month when Murray inevitably does something else to remind me I’ll never be as cool as him.