Win or lose, the Cubs were always going to leave Wrigley Field on a good note Thursday evening.
Joe Maddon made sure of that.
The Cubs left "The Friendly Confines" dressed in "Anchorman" attire for Maddon's themed road trip that included Kyle Schwarber dressed as fictional sportscaster Champ Kind, right down to the gallon-size hat.
"Champ's my guy," Schwarber said.
John Lackey also got in the spirit of Champ Kind
John Lackey IS Champ Kind: pic.twitter.com/0uMsgDuKnc— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) May 25, 2017
Maddon thought Schwarber was the perfect fit for Champ Kind.
"Of course he should be," Maddon said. "Isn't that a [John] Lackey kinda look, also?
"I just love that they're into it. It would've been perfect going to San Diego first, but I'll take it."
The Cubs are shipping out to Los Angeles for a weekend series beginning Friday before heading to San Diego — the site of Ron Burgandy's affection — from there.
The Cubs apparently even have some "Sex Panther" on board, the cologne that Paul Rudd's character used that smelled...shall we say...awful.
"Sex Panther's on board," Maddon said before Thursday's game. "I'm hearing a lot of good things about Sex Panther. 'Sixty percent of the time, [it works every time].' I wanna know who wrote that. That's brilliant.
"Of course, a win always makes it better, but even after a loss, it's a good way to just let 'er go. But I think everybody's embraced the 'Anchorman' very well."
Of course, the Cubs did win, beating the San Francisco Giants 5-1 to close out a 7-2 home stand.
Check out some of the best photos as the Cubs exited Wrigley Field on Thursday:
Today's closer: pic.twitter.com/cSZsCyCPl0— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) May 25, 2017
Felix Pena and Pedro Strop: pic.twitter.com/vRG7TUAUnk— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) May 25, 2017
Mr. Heyward: pic.twitter.com/tmJDCVThrS— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) May 25, 2017
Only Tim Buss: pic.twitter.com/Dtiavynjxr— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) May 25, 2017
Anthony Rizzo: pic.twitter.com/kinUEJ7i1b— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) May 25, 2017