As we've already seen throughout the playoffs, the Chicago Cubs have some very passionate fans. It just so happens that some supporters are also famous—and can actually afford to sit in the really good seats at Wrigley Field. In celebration of the Cubs' recent success, we made a list of the team's most hardcore celebrity fans. If you manage to score a coveted ticket and get into the Friendly Confines, maybe you'll end up trading celebratory hugs with one of these notable names.
We can't say we're surprised that the man who played the ultra-masculine Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation is a diehard Cubs fan, as there are few things more manly than patience and repeated disappointment. In 2012, the Illinois native faced off against White Sox fan Craig Robinson in a New Era ad campaign—we think he argued his case pretty well.
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Morello takes his Chicago Cubs fandom very seriously. Last year, he penned a detailed seven-point program to end the team's losing streak and get them to the World Series. Either he's a genius, or the Cubs came up with an even better plan.
Chicago native John Cusack is best known for his on-screen portrayals of a cranky record store clerk and Edgar Allen Poe, but the actor also finds time to attend games at Wrigley and root for the Cubs. Annoyingly, Cusack has also been sighted at White Sox games, but we like to think that the Cubs are first on his list of All-Time Top Five Favorite Baseball Teams.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is such a big fan of the Cubs that he wrote a hopeful song about the team's World Series prospects back in 2007, entitled "All The Way." Vedder is the kind of guy who schedules tours around the team's post-season schedule—he's not going to let his rock star status cause him to miss a game.
Born in Chicago and raised in Park Ridge, the former First Lady and current Democratic Presidential candidate has been watching the Cubs since she was a kid. Upon moving to New York, her allegiances switched to the Yankees, but now that Clinton is no longer pandering for votes on a state level, she's rooting for her childhood team once again.
When he's not playing lovable slacker Nick Miller on New Girl, Evanston native Jake Johnson can be found making nods to the Chicago Cubs whenever he gets a chance. Just don't ask him to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch—he's done it once at Wrigley Field and described his performance to Rolling Stone as "dogshit."
Boisterous comedian and Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star Jeff Garlin is a frequent guest at Wrigley Field, a loud seventh-inning stretch singer and seems to be best friends with Cubs manager Joe Maddon. The two are such good pals that Garlin has promised Maddon a walk-on role if any more seasons of Curb are produced.
Actress and former daytime talk show host Bonnie Hunt was born and raised in Chicago and, according to an interview with The Saturday Evening Post, hasn't missed an opening day at Wrigley Field since 1977. She's such a big fan that she set her short-lived 1993 sitcom The Building (which co-starred George Clooney) in an apartment building directly across the street from the Friendly Confines.
Former Hot Doug's proprietor and local culinary celebrity Doug Sohn has always been a Cubs fan, so it made sense when he partnered with the team and opened a stand at Wrigley Field that serves his famous encased meats. In addition to receiving a customized baseball jersey, rumor has it that Sohn is contractually obligated to attend at least one inning of every home game.
Leave it to Bill Murray to put a characteristically wacky spin on Cubs fandom. The Ghostbusters star used to own a mansion outside of New York City, complete with a pool decorated with a gigantic Chicago Cubs logo. He even filled in for Harry Caray back in 1987, providing color commentary for a game at Wrigley Field—of course it's on YouTube.
President Barack Obama
As a former Hyde Park resident, it's understandable that Obama is a White Sox fan. However, the President of the United States of America threw his support behind the North Side team during their playoff run last year—he told the Tribune, "With the Sox out, I'll be rooting for the Cubs to win the Series." Maybe he'll declare a national holiday if they win?