At this point, everyone knows that actor and comedian Bill Murray is wild about baseball. He’s a minor-league team owner, a rabid Chicago Cubs fan who could be seen celebrating with the players in the clubhouse after they won the World Series in 2016. There’s even a rumor that Murray could play Cubs manager Joe Maddon in an upcoming movie.
But now Murray is taking his love of baseball to the next level. Murray and his brother, actor Brian Doyle-Murray, are hosting a new show on Facebook called “Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings.” You can watch the trailer on Facebook.
The premise of the unscripted show is to do a baseball tour of America, but it’s not your typical trip to major league parks. Murray and Doyle-Murray will be visiting smaller ballparks that are nestled in communities all across the country. Teams like the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (a collegiate summer team) and the Charleston RiverDogs (the New York Yankees’ Class-A affiliate) will be visited by the Murray brothers, but they aren’t just limiting themselves to ballparks. The show also features a visit to Kansas City to see MLB’s Urban Youth Academy and the fantastic Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Some celebrity shows are just about that celebrity and their hobby, but Murray had baseball fans in mind with this. Here’s how he described the show in the news release:
“A little something to fill a baseball fan’s off-season hole in the heart.”
You know the guy’s a true fan when he talks about the empty feeling we all have when baseball goes away for six months.
The 10-episode series premieres on Nov. 20, and you can catch it on Facebook Watch, Facebook’s new platform for original programming.
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