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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder sings ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’

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Eddie Vedder Lead Singer of Pearl Jam sings take me out to the ballgame during the seventh inning stretch of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres on July 24, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (/ Getty Images)

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

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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.

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Eddie Vedder at Cubs game2

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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

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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).

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Source: DiscoverSD


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