Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Ed made an appearance last night at the Cubs game.

The Cubs looked less like prizefighters and more like punching bags Tuesday night, as they let the Nationals slap them around all night. So much for a good start to the homestand.

Guest seventh-inning-stretch conductor Eddie Vedder, possibly the most earnest Cubs fan this side of Ernie Banks, wrote a short poem in the TV booth to describe his optimism on the season. Milton Bradley, who went 4-for-4 with his 10th homer of the year, phrased it much better afterward.

"We got a Rodney King beatdown tonight," he told reporters in the clubhouse.

You can't make this stuff up.

Even better, TwoFeetThick has a great montage of all of Eddie's Cubs appearances.