Winning the World Series brings quite a bit of fame to players who do it, and given the magnitude of the Cubs’ win, it’s no surprise that some of them immediately received an invitation to appear on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. In case you didn’t stay up late, or missed it, here’s what they did on the show.
David Ross, Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler appeared in two sketches. In the first, they danced at a party for a grandmother who suddenly fell unconscious at the surprise of the party:
A bit... odd, if you ask me.
The other sketch was much better. Appearing on “Weekend Update,” the trio was told they had won the show’s “The Voice” competition. They then broke into song, joined by Bill Murray, Cubs fan and SNL alum:
That one, I liked a lot, particularly the small change in the words to “The Cubs Are World Champs Today.”
I think Steve Goodman would have approved. Wish he’d been around to enjoy this, too.
Rizzo, Fowler and Ross aren’t the only Cubs making appearances following the World Series win. Series MVP Ben Zobrist, Addison Russell and Javier Baez rode in a parade at Disney World on Saturday. Zobrist, Rizzo and Fowler will appear on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Monday night, and Ross and Kris Bryant will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday.