Tuesday night, former San Diegan Eddie Vedder dropped by Wrigley Field in Chicago to bust out a rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”. Donning a slick blazer, the Pearl Jam frontman threw a Cubs hat into the crowd after finishing the song.
Eddie Vedder at Cubs game
A semi-annual tradition, Vedder has been jumping on the mic at Wrigley since 1998 - the year beloved Cubs announcer Harry Carey died. What made his first 7th inning stretch appearance memorable was the fact that he was, uhm, loaded.
Eddie Vedder at Cubs game2
In addition to multiple appearances singing “root, root, root for the Cubbies”, Eddie has thrown out the first pitch in the past. In 2013, he fulfilled a longtime dream when Pearl Jam played in Wrigley Field.
Eddie Vedder at Cubs game3
Now, why would a former San Diego resident rep the Cubs, and not our Padres? Well, before moving to SD in 1973, an 8-year-old Vedder lived in the Chicago suburb of Evanston. After graduating from San Dieguito High School in 1982, he returned to Chi-town for a couple of years before moving back to San Diego in the mid-80’s (and, eventually Seattle to join his little band).