Game 3 of the 2016 World Series is tonight, featuring Bill Murray singing the seventh inning stretch, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump singing the National anthem, and Kyle Hendricks pitching as the best pitcher in baseball. Bill Murray is widely known for both his love of the Chicago Cubs and also being so awesome about the Cubs. Until hearing tonight's performance lineup, though, I did not know that FOB are huge Cubs fans. It's got to be simply electric for both to get to sing at Wrigley.
An interesting connection between Bill Murray and Fall Out Boy is Ghostbusters. Bill played the iconic role we all know and love him for in the classic movie we all know and love so much, so much so that we remade it this year because we just know it and love it so, so much. Like with the new Star Wars, I did not see the new Ghostbusters. I liked both movies the first time I saw them. However, I just really don't need to see either again. This is because although I too have lots of fond memories from my life that I cherish quite a bit, I also appreciate how time moves forward and there's nothing we can do or no movie we can make to change such. Anyways, Fall Out Boy plays the remake of the Ghostbusters theme song in the remake of the Ghostbusters movie, so that is the interesting connection between Bill and Fall Out Boy outside of their love for the Cubbies.
This Ghostbusters connection and both singing during tonight's Cubs game raises the question: which Ghostbusters movie is this Chicago Cubs team? Bill Murray was in the first Ghostbusters, which was great and also was a long time ago. FOB was in the second Ghostbusters, which I've heard mixed things about and also is this year. Although the first Ghostbusters came out a long time ago, people still talk about it all the time. Similarly, the second Ghostbusters came out this year, yet people also still talk about it all the time. So, not only are both Ghostbusters Ghostbusters, both are talked about all the time.
Interestingly enough, the same thing applies to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. The Chicago Cubs were in the World Series a long time ago, but people still talk about it all the time. Similarly, this Chicago Cubs team is in the World Series right now, yet people still talk about how the Cubs in general haven't since-forever been in the World Series, all the time. So, like with how people won't let Ghostbusters go, people are constantly talking about how the Chicago Cubs haven't been to the World Series in forever, in turn not letting the old Cubs go, either.
Considering such and getting back to the original question--which Ghostbusters movie is this team--the answer is that this Chicago Cubs team is not either Ghostbusters movie. It is an entirely separate, unrelated movie that just happens to also bear the name "Ghostbusters." Yes, I loved Ghostbusters, but I don't need to see a remake. I want to watch new movies with new plots and new endings. The great news here is this Chicago Cubs team is exactly that: a new, non-remake, completely original team. They're not reviving a franchise we think is dead because the franchise is not dead and it never has been. Our old memories of Cubs teams past are still there, but we also get to make amazing new memories of an amazing new team. They're not the old Chicago Cubs or a remake of the Chicago Cubs. These Chicago Cubs are special for all their own reasons and we're just lucky to see how this movie-like season plays out.
Go Cubs go, let's show the world how we play at home, and good luck to Kyle Hendricks, who in case you forgot is the best pitcher in baseball. Fly the W!