We’ve all been having fun with that photo of Jack White at a Cubs game, looking furious that his life had taken such a turn. But if you’re a rock star at Wrigley Field, your evening doesn’t have to be barren and joyless. When White showed up at Wrigley on Tuesday night, he was there with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, a noted Cubs fan who’s been to a ton of games. (Pearl Jam also played a big show at Wrigley Field last summer.) Vedder was back at the stadium again last night to watch the Cubs lose badly to the San Diego Padres, and he more or less taught a master class on how to enjoy the game if you’re a visiting rock star. He sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame.” He threw out the first pitch — a bit inside, maybe, but a legitimate pitch, something 50 Cent couldn’t manage. And he autographed a ton of balls for the team to sell. Below, watch a glowing-with-delight Vedder throwing out that first pitch and singing the traditional seventh-inning stretch song.
My working theory about that Jack White photo: He’s just learned there was no Jumbotron at Wrigley.
[Photo by David Banks, via Getty Images]