Bill Murray's first pitch: Chicago Cubs baseball fans not all amused
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.