If you’re one of my literally tens of Twitter followers, you know that I called this an inning before it happened. Once again, ‘Mr. Baseball’ (puke) Bob Uecker changed the words to Take Me Out to the Ballgame to suit his own purposes. Now, it takes a special kind of asshole to bash the much beloved baseball jester Uecker, especially in light of his triumphant return to the game from major heart surgery, but I think I’m uniquely up to the task.
I fucking hate, hate, hate when Bob Uecker sings The Stretch. There is NO REASON to change the lyrics to get ‘Brewers’ in there. Just don’t sing the ‘Cubbies’ part like every other unworthy motherlover who is allowed to desecrate this now sacred honor for the sake of public relations or marketing or whatever. Fans are TRYING TO SING ALONG for crissake, and when you change the goddamn words, it completely sucks the life out of the ballpark. Watch the video. The confusion of the crowd is palpable and fans STOP singing. What about that does Uecker not get?
Once again, I resume my demand to have Cubs legend Ron Santo sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame during every home game from now until well, you know…
Oh, and congrats to Uecker for making it back to the booth against long odds.
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