But many fans were not entertained.
"There was the once famous and formerly funny comedian, Bill Murray, serving up his usual tiresome brand of shtick, running around the bases like a hyperactive kid and throwing out the ceremonial first pitch like an old woman," writes the Cubs Examiner.
Still, Murray had fun.
"I knew I wanted to slide because I knew [Kerry Wood] was going to try to put the tag on me," Murray tells the Chicago Tribune. "I don't know if that was a true slide. It wasn't really a pop-up slide. I was thinking about a pop-up slide. I wasn't able to perform the pop-up slide. I wasn't even able to keep my hat on my head. And it might not have been a slide, it may have been a collapse."
He also autographed the ball and gave it to pitcher Ryan Dempster who, umm, threw it away. Seriously.
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