The one and only Bill Murray is a part owner of the St. Paul Saints baseball team. And every so often, he drops into town to catch a game.
Last week, the Saints began their run at the Championship Series against the Grand Prairie Air Hogs. Bill showed up for what was the final home game of the season, as the Saints then hit the road to finish out the series in my third favorite state in America, Texas. (Sadly, the Saints did not emerge from the series as victors.)
Cole's met Bill in past years, back in his Mini Fan days, but make no mistake, when a national treasure like Bill Murray hits town, it's still a big deal.
The thing that's cool about Bill? He is so gracious and funny to every one who comes up and wants a photo, or to shake his hand, or to just bask in his comedic presence. Aidan hung around after the game to meet him. She's a big fan of his cameo in Little Shop of Horrors. He shook her hand, asked her name, and was incredibly kind and approachable.
As a parent and a human, it made me feel good about the state of humanity.
I mean, it's Bill Frickin' Murray! (Thank you, Zombieland.)
p.s. He's taller than you'd think.