You definitely want Cubs fan Eddie Vedder on your singing team, but maybe not so much your Cubs trivia team.
The Pearl Jam frontman — born in Evanston, Illinois, where he lived until 9 or 10 years of age — got the mic for the seventh inning stretch of this World Series Game 5 in Chicago. Before launching into “Take me out to the Ballgame,” he opened his toast thusly:
Except … not only has Wrigley Field hosted World Series games before, but that series went the distance. And it was a North Side soul-crusher.
As 1945 was wartime, the 2-3-2 home and away format was scuttled in favor of the more efficient 3-4. The Cubs won two of three in Detroit, heading back to Wrigley with a head of steam. Chicago dropped the first two, won one, and Detroit closed out its first World Series championship in 10 long years on Oct. 10 at Wrigley. …