I was pleased to see that Fox used the caption “Bernie Mac of The Bernie Mac Show'” when giving us a glimpse of the comedian/actor during Saturday’s Game One. Because otherwise, we might’ve confused him Bernie Mac from “The O.C.”, or Bernie Mac from “Get A Life”.
Minutes before Game 2 of the World Series, and here comes Bernie Mac strolling down the hall behind the skyboxes on the second floor of Sox Park. It was a slow walk, exuding a strong and cool presence.
And he’s wearing a White Sox jacket.
“I ain’t never been no Cub fan,” he said. “They hate us, and we hate them.”
We wrote here Sunday that it seemed strange that Mac, of ”The Bernie Mac Show,” was here as a Sox fan. Celebrities at times pull for whichever team is on national TV. The Sox supposedly turned away John Cusack — Buck Weaver in “Eight Men Out” — for having been a Cubs fan.
But Mac sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the 2003 NL Championship Series. The Bartman game. Minutes later, the Cubs collapsed. And here he was at Sox Park, a Sox supporter?
“The Cubs asked would I do it, would I sing,” Mac said. “I said yeah. I’m from Chicago, and we’ve finally got a winner and I didn’t want to not support them.”