Ed Sings “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” … Again!

by John Reynolds on August 26, 2009

When you grow up in or around Chicago, move away, but come back every so often to visit, it’s common to hit a Cubs game, drop by the media booth and lead the crowd in singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”. You wish! But that’s what Evanston-native Ed Vedder does with frequency.

Yesterday, we re-tweeted DirtyFrankDahmr‘s note that EV was singing the song. It was a bit premature as we assumed it was a day game, but the Cubs weren’t playing until hours later.  But, a rumor of Ed singing TMOttBG is almost as guaranteed as a show ending with Yellow Ledbetter.

Here are two fan-made videos of yesterday’s event. The first is definitely PJ-slanted (check out the Stickman tattoos) with no Ed video, but the audio is great. The second is a nice Ed-only cam shot. If there is an “official” vid, we’ll link to that too. Also, enjoy others from the past.


July 4, 1998
Ed might be feeling the result of many $7 beers, singing “If they don’t win, it’s a game” instead of “shame”

June 20, 2003
Thanks to StoneIrons (see comments)  for the tip. We don’t have audio or video for this one, but it was noted that Ed tries to fire up a Ramones “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!” chant at the end.

May 14, 2006
Featuring “Buy me some peanuts and crack” (not “Cracker Jack”)

August 3, 2007

John Reynolds ( Twitter: @jjjrrr )
A New Jersey based programmer, John handles TFT’s programming and technical aspects. He also conceives and writes his share of TFT’s articles and sections. John’s first Pearl Jam show was at Lollapalooza on August 12, 1992.

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