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Bill Murray gave a random Cubs fan his extra ticket to Game 6 of the World Series

In general, you never know where actor Bill Murray is going to show up.

He’s made random appearances at adult kickball games, engagement photo shoots, bachelor parties and more. Heck, he’s even surprised the Royals by coming to a game.

But we all know where Murray has been these past few weeks: Cubs playoff games. Murray, who grew up in Illinois, is a lifelong Cubs fan.

So when Karen Michel, a Cubs fan from Indiana, showed up at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Tuesday hoping to buy a ticket to Game 6 of the World Series, she wasn’t surprised to see Murray. Michel had struck out in her attempt to secure a ticket, so she decided to follow Murray, according to Cut 4.

It was a wise decision.

“He turns around and says, ‘Here, here’s a ticket,’ ” Michel told Cut 4. “And he kind of shuttled me into the door. I thought it was just a ticket to get in. But it was a ticket to sit right here.”

“Here” is where it was at. The ticket was a seat next to Murray, just rows behind home plate and near some of the other famous Chicago Cubs fans.

It sounds like Michel had a great time, and not just because the Cubs crushed the Indians and forced a Game 7.

“I asked, ‘When you went to the Cubs game, who did you go with?’ ” Michel told Cut 4. “He said his brother and his father. I have all sisters, and me and my dad would go to the baseball games. We talked about stuff like that.”

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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