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World Series 2016: Eddie Vedder sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame

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Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder had the honor of singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

“Hey, Chicago,” Vedder told the crowd before performing the seventh inning stretch classic. “Look at this, look at you. Wrigleyville is full. It’s Oct. 30 and there’s baseball at Wrigley Field for the first time in history.”

He also called out one player in particular, catcher David Ross, a.k.a. “Grandpa Rossy.” There’s one guy in particular I want to sing my ass for, he’s No. 3. He’s behind the plate. He may retire but he’ll never quit. Mr. David Ross, I’d like to belt this one out for you. It’s his last game at Wrigley. Let’s sing it for him!”

Vedder is a longtime Cubs fan, and most recently sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at Wrigley Field last year. His performance at the World Series followed Bill Murray’s, for which he channeled Daffy Duck at Game 3 in Chicago. A notorious Cubs fan, Murray was also seen in the crowd at Sunday’s game.

The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 at Game 5, though the Indians lead the series 3-2.