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MLB umpire Joe West buying 'Big Dog' yacht from 'Caddyshack'

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Alex Butler
Actor Bill Murray (L) greets and exchanges a joke with umpire Joe West during the seventh inning of the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians World Series game 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 2, 2016. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
Actor Bill Murray (L) greets and exchanges a joke with umpire Joe West during the seventh inning of the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians World Series game 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 2, 2016. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo

CLEVELAND, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- "Cannonball. Cannonball coming!"

That could have been something umpire Joe West whispered to Bill Murray when he talked to him during Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday in Cleveland.

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West walked over to the stands during the seventh inning stretch of the Chicago Cubs' 8-7 victory at Progressive Field. He was in search of Murray, with some exciting news on his mind.

No, it wasn't just to quote Murray's classic film "Caddyshack."

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West was actually telling the 66-year-old actor that he was purchasing the famous yacht from the movie, owned by Rodney Dangerfield's obnoxious developer character, Al Czervik. The 1979 Striker was on sale in Annapolis, Maryland for $129,000.

"Here's your chance to buy not only a great Sportfisherman and awesome Sea boat but a movie legend as well! Star of Caddy Shack, Big Dog was Rodney's yacht in the movie and ran over everything in sight! "Move over Swanson, I'm driving!" Of course, being a Striker and built like a Tank, she can handle anything you throw at her! So if you are in the market for a fabulous rough water fishing boat with a bit of movie history thrown in, this is your boat! And at a great price as well! She needs some TLC but well worth the effort," reads the description on YachtWorld.com.

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The 60-foot 'Big Dog' has an aluminum hull and a twin/diesel 650-horsepower engine. In the movie it bore the name "Seafood."

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West has the Striker under contract, pending his personal inspection, according to the seller from Reel Deal Yachts in Fort Lauderdale.

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