Spring training is a long way away, but baseball fans can take solace this winter by watching Bill Murray travel around the country, heckling minor league ballplayers in the new, unscripted series 'Extra Innings.'
The show is “a little something to fill a baseball fan’s off-season hole in the heart,” said Murray, who is teaming up with his older brother/fellow actor Brian Doyle-Murray for the 10-episode series. On top of crashing around minor league ballparks, the two Murrays will visit shrines to the game, including the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Bill is best known to baseball fans as a diehard supporter of the Chicago Cubs. But he's also a longtime backer of minor league ball. Murray is a co-owner of the St. Paul Saints (of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball) as well as the Charleston RiverDogs (of the South Atlantic League).
Now he's bringing that passion to the new series, which begins next Monday (November 20) on the new Facebook channel.