Eddie Vedder Celebrates Chicago Cubs Wild Card Victory With the Team
As we've seen over the years, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is a diehard Chicago Cubs fan. The rocker has thrown out the first pitch at ballgames, stepped behind the mic to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and even shared some locker room time with past and present Cubs players. On Wednesday, Vedder traveled to Pittsburgh to watch as his beloved Cubbies took on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League's Wild Card playoff game, a matchup that resulted in a Cubs victory.
According to reports, Vedder was spotted pre-game hanging with Cubs General Manager Theo Epstein in the dugout and St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Derrick Goold also posted an Instagram photo of Vedder and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre having a conversation on the field.
Once it came time for the game to start, Vedder joined some of Epstein's special assistants, including former Cub pitchers Kerry Wood and Ryan Dempster, in a suite at the game. According to Vedder, Dempster called the Dexter Fowler home run that put the Cubs up 4-0 right before it happened. See video of Vedder discussing Dempster's prediction posted below.
After the game was over, Vedder joined the rest of the Cubs team in a locker room celebration as the team enjoyed the victory before heading off to St. Louis for Game 1 of the National League Divisional Series. When asked by MLB.com reporter Jordan Bastian if he planned to make the trip to St. Louis to see the Cubs play their longtime rivals, Vedder responded, "I have kids and a job. I'll be in Chicago." The St. Louis Cardinals / Chicago Cubs series kicks off Friday at 6:45PM ET on TBS. Check out more videos and social media about Vedder's trip to Pittsburgh for the game below.
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