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Seventh-Inning Stretch Lineup, 9/14-9/23

The Cubs kick off their second-to-last homestand of the season on Friday, as the Pirates, Reds and Cardinals come to town. If you’re headed to Wrigley Field over the next week, here’s your seventh-inning stretch lineup:

Friday 9/14: Jonathon Brandmeier, WGN Radio morning drive host
First Pitch: Christina Loukas, USA Olympic diver
Saturday 9/15: Keith Moreland, former Cub and current Cubs radio broadcaster
First Pitch: Carlos Leon, paralympian, track and field
Sunday 9/16: TBD
First Pitch: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Monday 9/17: Israel Idonije, Chicago Bears Defensive Lineman
Tuesday 9/18: Firefighter Appreciation Night
Members of Fire Department Engine 78, located across the street from Wrigley Field, will lead the seventh-inning stretch
-Actor Taylor Kinney from the new NBC show Chicago Fire will throw out the ceremonial first pitch
-Actor Jesse Spencer from Chicago Fire will play the national anthem on violin, joined by real-life Chicago firefighter Art Guzman on guitar
-Multiple cast members from Chicago Fire will be joined by multiple firefighters on the field for a pregame recognition and photo
Wednesday 9/19: Donnell Woolford, former Chicago Bears cornerback
Thursday 9/20: Michael Madsen, actor and Chicago native
Friday 9/21: TBD
Saturday 9/22: George Lopez, actor and comedian
Sunday 9/23: Kerry Wood Day
Kerry and Sarah Wood will lead the seventh-inning stretch along with their three kids, Justin, Katie and Charlie
Kerry’s son, Justin, will throw the ceremonial first pitch and Kerry will catch it

While you’re at the park, remember to pick up the latest issue of Vine Line and the collectible Vine Line Gameday Edition and scorecard.

Now Playing: Stretching Out with Glee’s Jane Lynch

Glee star Jane Lynch has spent much of her life playing an assortment of characters on the big and small screens. But there was no acting when the excited Chicago native returned to Wrigley Field on June 27 to sing the seventh-inning stretch. Lynch, a lifelong Cubs fan, happily recalled some of her fondest memories from her countless visits to the Friendly Confines before belting out a rousing version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” that would have made Harry Caray proud.

To read the complete interview, pick up the September issue of Vine Line, which also features stories on first baseman Anthony Rizzo and top draft pick Albert Almora.

Cast your vote for the best of 2012

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Santo’s induction? Rizzo’s walk-off? Kerry’s farewell? Even though this season has been a struggle in the standings, there’s been no shortage of memorable Cubs highlights. Which events from the 2012 season made you stand up and take notice? This month, Vine Line is letting you decide on the best of 2012. Cast your vote and see the results in the October issue.

Seventh-Inning Stretch Lineup, 8/24-9/2

This afternoon, Jeff Samardzija helps the Cubs kick off a 10-game homestand with the Rockies, Brewers and Giants. If you’re on your way to Wrigley to cheer on the new-look North Siders, here’s your seventh-inning stretch lineup:

  • Friday, August 24 – Glenn Beckert, former Cubs great
    First Pitch:  Rowdy Gaines, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming, Pregame: Several other Olympic swimmers are on hand for a special recognition, including Peter Vanderkaay, Davis Tarwater and Cullen Jones
  • Saturday, August 25 – Fergie Jenkins, Cubs Hall of Fame pitcher
  • Sunday, August 26 – Tom Dreesen, comedian and Chicago native
  • Monday, August 27 – Buddy Guy, Grammy Award-winning blues legend
  • Tuesday, August 28 – Len Kasper and Bob Brenly from the Budweiser Patio
    First Pitch:  Elisabeth Moss, actress and star of Mad Men
  • Wednesday, August 29 – Umphrey’s McGee, popular rock jam band
  • Thursday, August 30 – Doug Bruno and Oliver Purnell, DePaul University’s women’s and men’s head basketball coaches
  • Friday, August 31 – Bobby Hansen, former Chicago Bulls guard and current Iowa basketball broadcaster
    First Pitch:  Fran McCaffery, University of Iowa men’s head basketball coach
  • Saturday, September 1 – Jon Lovitz, actor and comedian
  • Sunday, September 2 – TBD Chicago Blackhawks players
    First Pitch: Patrick Sharp, Chicago Blackhawks star

While you’re at the park, remember to pick up the latest issue of Vine Line and the collectible Vine Line Gameday Edition and scorecard.

Seventh-Inning Stretch Lineup, 7/30-8/1

Over the weekend, the Cubs welcomed Ron Santo’s family, University of Illinois football coach Tim Beckman and entertainer Steve Harvey to the Friendly Confines. If you’re headed out to Wrigley for the three-gamer with the red-hot Pirates, here’s your seventh-inning stretch lineup:

  • Monday, July 30 – Gloria Estefan / singer and star of the new CW show The Next
  • Tuesday, July 31 – members of the band Poi Dog Pondering
  • Wednesday, August 1 – TBD

While you’re at the park, pick up the latest issue of Vine Line and the collectible Vine Line Gameday Edition and scorecard.

Seventh-inning stretch lineup

Jay Cutler and Khalil Bell of the Chicago Bears both gave memorable seventh-inning stretch performances over the weekend. If you’re headed out to Wrigley for the three-game set with the Marlins, here’s your seventh-inning stretch lineup:

  • Tuesday, July 17 – Jim Belushi / actor, Chicago native
  • Wednesday, July 18 – Andre Dawson / Cubs great, Hall of Famer and State Farm ad star (First Pitch: Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis / actors, stars of the upcoming film The Campaign)
  • Thursday, July 19 – Gary Sinise / actor and Chicago native

While you’re at the park, pick up the July issue of Vine Line, detailing the fans’ picks for the greatest Cubs players of all time at each position.

Stretching Out with John Grisham

Earlier this season, Vine Line got an opportunity to chat with best-selling author and baseball enthusiast John Grisham as he threw out the first pitch and sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in his first-ever trip to Wrigley Field. Grisham describes the beloved stadium through his eyes, his love for the game and coping with first-pitch nerves. To read the full story, check out the June edition of Vine Line.

Coming Up: Seventh-Inning stretch singers for Sept. 19-21

The Wrigley Field grounds crew sings the stretch in 2010. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Here’s a current listing of the seventh-inning stretch conductors for this week:

  • Monday, Sept. 19. Kurt Busch / NASCAR driver
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20. Gale Sayers / Former Chicago Bears running back
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21. Cubs Grounds Crew / 2011 team

While you’re at the ballpark this week, be sure to pick up a copy of the September issue of Vine Line, featuring left-hander Sean Marshall.

Coming Up: Seventh-Inning stretch singers for Sept. 16-18

Tom Dreesen conducts the stretch in 2010. (Photo by Katie Marta)

Here’s a current listing of the seventh-inning stretch conductors for this weekend:

  • Friday, Sept. 16. Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez / “The Way”
  • Saturday, Sept. 17. Tom Dreesen / Comedian
  • Sunday, Sept. 18. Kyle Korver / Chicago Bulls guard

While you’re at the ballpark this week, be sure to pick up a Vine Line Game Day Edition, the Wrigley Field program and scorecard that’s only $2.

Coming Up: Seventh-Inning stretch singers for Sept. 4-6

Wrigley Field vendor Rocco Caputo threw out a first pitch last year after appearing with Cubs board member Todd Ricketts on Undercover Boss. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Here’s a current listing of the seventh-inning stretch conductors for this weekend:

  • Monday, Sept. 5. Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks
  • Tuesday, Sept. 6. David Kaplan and Todd Hollandsworth / Comcast SportsNet Cubs analysts
  • Wednesday, Sept. 7. Rocco Caputo and Todd Ricketts / Wrigley Field vendor and Cubs board member

While you’re at the ballpark this week, be sure to pick up a Vine Line Game Day Edition, the Wrigley Field program and scorecard that’s only $2.

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