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Monday, October 15, 2012

What Was Bill Murray Doing On Roosevelt Island Yesterday Afternoon - Crashing A Kickball Game At Firefighters Field

Roosevelt Island is expecting Bill Clinton to visit this Wednesday if the Kahn/FDR Memorial dedication occurs as scheduled but yesterday another celebrity named Bill paid us a visit and played some Roosevelt Island kickball.  That is Bill Murray standing in the center holding the ball at Firefighters Field.

Image Of Bill Murray With Kickball Players On Roosevelt Island from Cockenblog Via Pop Watch

According to Pop Watch:
... So a group of adult kickball players shouldn’t have been surprised when their game was suddenly interrupted by the enigmatic Ghostbusters star himself this past Sunday. Marina Cockenberg of CollegeHumor posted a photo of Murray posing with the kickball team on her personal Tumblr, and the picture quickly went viral. When we contacted us for details, she directed us toward her friend Chris DiLella — an actual member of the team in question. (He’s the fourth guy from the left, wearing a gray shirt and sunglasses.) DiLella gave us the scoop on what actually happened that fateful afternoon:

Around 2 p.m., DiLella and his fellow kickballers were playing a game in a field on New York City’s Roosevelt Island. Murray “popped out of nowhere” and began interacting with the players. “He was bouncing the ball… ran over to second base. Played for a bit… Gave us all high-fives and let us pose with him in the picture,” DiLella explained over email....
Click here for the entire Pop Watch article.

Wow - that's one Roosevelt Island experience I am sorry I missed.

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