The Lakers have Jack Nicholson, the Knicks have Spike Lee and the Yankees have Billy Crystal. The Cubs, whose fans have endured years of heartache, have a number of well-known faces that show up to Wrigley Field on a consistent basis.
Bill Murray, an actor and comedian, has been attending Chicago sporting events for years. In fact, the Caddyshack star even gave color commentary a whirl for a Cubs game back in the 1980s.
Vince Vaughn, also an actor and comedian, has starred in a number of movies, including Old School and Wedding Crashers. In addition to being seen at Wrigley, Vaughn owns season tickets to the Chicago Blackhawks. A few years ago, Vaughn even sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at a Cubs game in front of the Wrigley crowd.
Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam, is also among those who would love to see the Cubs end their championship drought. He even wrote a song about the Cubs, called "All The Way," upon request from Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.
In addition to these notable celebrities, the Cubs have many fans who have transformed into celebrities by way of their Wrigley field presence.
Steve Bartman, while infamous, is one of the most well-known. When he leaned over to grab a ball that left fielder Moises Alou may have been able to catch in Game 6 of the NLCS, he immediately thrust himself into the limelight and became famous, even if it is for all the wrong reasons.
Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers is also a fan first and celebrity second. Known for his crazy chants, which are followed by loud "woos," he drew the attention of the late Harry Caray, who dubbed him "leather lungs" because of his ability to yell for hours. Wickers is also the subject of a documentary film called WooLife.
So who is the most famous Cubs fan? Share your thoughts below.
Powered by WordPress.com VIP