As a lifelong Cubs fan, my favorite time at Wrigley is the singing of “Take me out to the ballgame.” The youtube clip below shows my boyhood idol Ernie Banks doing the honors at Wrigley with Tom Morello during the 7th inning stretch of a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates.
I met Banks as a kid and I used to hang around outside of Wrigley with my friends to catch the balls that he hit over the wall. We would have gloves and transistor radios to our ears while dodging cars in the road to catch a Banks hit. I met him a couple times because he lived near us on the Northside. I would never trade any of our Banks cards from the gum packages. I must have had a dozen of them. It brought back all those memories with this song.