Karen Michel, an Indiana resident and life-long Cubs fan got the surprise of her life on Tuesdays’ game six of the World Series. Turns out she got to watch the much anticipated game, seated next to none other than Bill Murray!
The funny-looking woman took a chance on Tuesday as she made her way to the Progressive Field box office hoping that with a little luck, a single ticket would miraculously be available for purchase.
A disappointed Karen Michel turned away from the ticket window, not really surprised that at this point in the postseason, she couldn’t find such ticket.
That’s when she spotted a familiar face, Bill Murray roaming around. For some reason she decided to shadow him and to her surprise her ‘stalking’ ways worked.
Murray turned around all of the sudden and said ‘Here, here’s a ticket.’
Still not believing her lucky stars, she thought it was just a ticket to get in. But it was a “ticket to sit right here” she told MLB.com.
Karen Michel not only got to seat next to Murray, one of the best-known comedic actor. She also was just feet away from other celebrities including Eddie Vedder, Chris Chelios and other high-ranking baseball executives, former Major League players and several on-air broadcast personalities.
But despite the celebrity treatment, the peak of the night goes hands down to the Cubs. Michel and all the other Cubs supporters celebrated their team’s 9-3 win, which forced a final, and decisive, Game 7.
Karen also enjoyed of casual conversation with Murray. She revealed they talked about childhood stories and also their mutual love for the Cubs.
54-year-old Karen Michel was born and raised near Munster, Indiana.
Accoridng to online records, Karen is a former Trust Officer at Chicago Title Insurance Company.
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