Results tagged ‘ Seventh-Inning Stretch ’

Coming Up: Seventh-Inning stretch singers as Cubs host Marlins

Gary Sinise sings the stretch in 2006. (Photo by Stephen Green)

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

  • Thurday, July 14. Patrick Stump / Musician, Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes
  • Friday, July 15. Barry Weiss / Star of A & E’s “Storage Wars”
  • Saturday, July 16. Andre Dawson / Hall of Fame Outfielder
  • Sunday, July 17. Gary Sinise / Actor

Cubs fans: If you missed out on Vine Line’s first-ever Music Issue, make sure to grab your copy for just $4 at Wrigley Field. It’ll only be available at the ballpark through the end of July!

1000 Words: Eddie and Woody

Eddie Vedder and Kerry Wood

Musician Eddie Vedder, featured in the latest edition of Vine Line, catches up with good friend Kerry Wood in the clubhouse before Thursday’s game. Vedder conducted the stretch with Jose Cardenal and was prepared to sing it again in the 14th if not for Geovany Soto‘s walk-off homer. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Coming up: Seventh-inning stretch singers as Cubs host the White Sox

John Cusack singing the stretch in 2009. (Photo by Stephen Green)

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

  • Friday, July 1. John Cusack / Actor
  • Saturday, July 2. Robbie Gould / Bears kicker
  • Sunday, July 3. Ernie Banks / “Mr. Cub”

While you’re at the ballpark this weekend, don’t forget to pick up a Vine Line Game Day Edition, the Wrigley Field program and scorecard that’s just $2.

In action: Vine Line talks to Kelsey Grammer

Vine Line's Sean Ahmed interviews Kelsey Grammer

@CubsInsider caught Vine Line and the Cubs marketing team in action, as we stretched out with Kelsey Grammer after his great rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

Grammer absolutely loved his first trip to the Friendly Confines, telling us how he strongly favors older ballparks—he ornately phrased his admiration for Wrigley Field in a way that only he can. For someone who has performed on some of TV’s most popular sitcoms as well as on Broadway, he loved the crowd’s enthusiasm. He certainly had the singing voice of someone who has worked on the stage. We’ll post some quotes from the interview in the next week, and you can look for a full interview in a coming issue of Vine Line.

Coming up: Seventh-inning stretch singers for Rockies/Giants series

Chris Chelios and Eddie Vedder hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2008. (Photo by Stephen Green)

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

  • Monday, June 27. Alexandria Mills / Miss World
  • Tuesday, June 28. Chris Chelios / Former NHL defenseman
  • Wednesday, June 28. Kelsey Grammer / Actor
  • Thursday, June 29. Eddie Vedder and Jose Cardenal / Musician and former Cubs outfielder

While you’re at the ballpark this weekend, don’t forget to pick up a Vine Line Game Day Edition, the Wrigley Field program and scorecard that’s just $2.

Updated: Seventh-inning stretch singers this weekend

Here’s an updated listing of the seventh-inning conductors for this weekend:

  • Friday, June 17. Seth Meyers / Actor and comedian
  • Saturday, June 18. Vince Vaughn / Movie actor
  • Sunday, June 19. Billy Corgan / The Smashing Pumpkins frontman

While you’re at the ballpark this weekend, don’t forget to pick up a Vine Line Game Day Edition, the Wrigley Field program and scorecard that’s just $2.

Coming up: Seventh-inning stretch singers this homestand

Pat Fitzgerald sings the stretch

Pat Fitzgerald conducts the stretch at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Some seventh-inning stretch conductors for this homestand:

  • Tuesday, May 24. Pat Fitzgerald / Northwestern head football coach
  • Saturday, May 28. Digger Phelps / ESPN college basketball analyst and former Notre Dame head coach
  • Tuesday, May 31. Israel Idonije / Chicago Bears defensive end

And while you’re at the ballpark this week, don’t forget to pick up your Vine Line Game Day Edition, the new Wrigley Field program and scorecard that’s just $2.

1000 Words: Jeff Garlin will be keeping score too

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Jeff Garlin will be visiting Wrigley Field today to sing the seventh-inning stretch. The comedian got his start in Chicago and now is a leading voice in the animated movie Toy Story 3 coming out in June.

1000 WORDS LOGO.jpgOne of the Cubs’ most enthusiastic celebrity fans, Garlin was keeping tabs on Opening Day in our Scorecard EXTRA while watching from the PNC Club. Will you be keeping score this weekend, too?

1000 Words: A fine reception

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Bears tight end Greg Olson and Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, a former wide receiver at Notre Dame, talk shop before Sunday’s win.

Five minutes with…Mr. T

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for FIVE MINUTES LOGOOn Memorial Day, Cubs fans got a special treat when Chicago native, actor, wrestler, motivational speaker and all-around pop-culture legend Mr. T visited the ballpark to throw out the first pitch and lead the crowd in a memorable rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” His tough-guy image wasn’t evident, though, as he cheerily signed autographs and posed for photos with giddy fans. Typically, it’s a rule of thumb not to ask your interview subjects to pose for a photo with you — but in this instance, I couldn’t resist, and Mr. T happily obliged. 

Vine Line: Do you want to sit down so we can talk?

Mr. T: I can’t sit down. I’m too hyper. I’m fired up and ready to go.

VL: Growing up in Chicago, what sports teams were you a fan of? Who were some of your favorite Chicago athletes?

Mr T web.jpgMr. T: Well, I knew of the Cubs and Ernie Banks, of course. We didn’t have a TV back then, but I tried to follow what they were doing. I wasn’t really a baseball fan so much. I was a football fan. I watched the Bears, Gale Sayers and those guys. And hockey, also. I was a fan of all Chicago sports.

VL: You played football, but are you a baseball player, as well?

Mr. T: I never played baseball. It was football for me. I was afraid of baseball. I was afraid to get hit by a pitch. I know that sounds weird, but that’s the truth.

VL: Have you ever been to Wrigley Field before today?

Mr. T: I was here 30 years ago. Believe it or not, they were playing the Pittsburgh Pirates. Dave Parker, he’s way old, you know, not in the negative sense, but he’s in the Hall of Fame and retired and all. He came to the disco that I used to bounce at, and he invited me to the game, and I came to the game. That was my first time.

VL: You have sung publicly before, but are you nervous about singing in front of 40,000 people, plus the TV audience?

Mr. T: I’ve never sung before. I did a rap “Treat Your Mother Right” and stuff like that, but this is a different crowd. So I did practice the lines; I practiced everything, so I’m excited. I’ve been a lot of places, but to be here and to sing the song and throw out the first pitch, I am really excited. Here I am!

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