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How a man and a song turned the seventh inning into hallowed Wrigley tradition
Kid Rock and Jeff Garlin have very little in common. Garlin said so himself. The only reason the hard-partying Detroit-area rocker and boisterous Chicago-area actor and comedian crossed paths was Garlin was asked to accompany Rock to Wrigley Field in 2003. Mr. “Bawitdaba” was scheduled to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” made famous by late Cubs announcer, who sang it at every home game. Garlin was a seventh-inning stretch veteran and, well, Rock wasn’t.
April 1, 2014