For Cubs fans, Pearl Jam's frontman Eddie Vedder turned out to be the highlight of the baseball game Thursday night, which ended with a dismal loss against the San Diego Padres. Vedder, a loyal Cubs fan ever since his Uncle John took him to his first game in 1970, threw the first pitch:
Even when all hopes for a Cubs win had long been dashed, Vedder kept spirits high into the seventh inning by singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Or, at least, he tried to:
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