Chicago Idol

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Last weekend, the Chicago Cubs hosted a contest for a new person to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at the 7th Inning Stretch for home games. As you can imagine, thousands of people auditioned — some of which were aired Saturday morning on the hard-hitting NBC-5 weekend edition. After the piece aired, I got a call from my friend Todd Voorhies, an ardent fan of the Cubs and the sports fan / meathead / industrial complex which fuels the Wrigleyville economy. Here are some excerpts from our convo:

“Yeah, so . . . fuckin’ . . . I auditioned, but I sang a Dave Matthews song so they prob’ly won’t go with me but no big deal because there was this one guy who is a total Dave Matthews fan so I gave him my Duraflame card and I think he’ll prob’ly order some palates of logs for his next party over on George street . . . I hope they pick Ronnie Wu Wu because he’s always at Cubs games and he’s a fixture of the Cubs organization, an organization of which I’m a true fan. BAGGO! Oops gotta go play some fuckin’ BAGS! WAIT UP DICK!”

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Last weekend, the Chicago Cubs hosted a contest for a new person to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at the 7th Inning Stretch for home games. As you can imagine, thousands of people auditioned — some of which were aired Saturday morning on the hard-hitting NBC-5 weekend edition. After the piece aired, I got a call from my friend Todd Voorhies, an ardent fan of the Cubs and the sports fan / meathead / industrial complex which fuels the Wrigleyville economy. Here are some excerpts from our convo:

“Yeah, so . . . fuckin’ . . . I auditioned, but I sang a Dave Matthews song so they prob’ly won’t go with me but no big deal because there was this one guy who is a total Dave Matthews fan so I gave him my Duraflame card and I think he’ll prob’ly order some palates of logs for his next party over on George street . . . I hope they pick Ronnie Wu Wu because he’s always at Cubs games and he’s a fixture of the Cubs organization, an organization of which I’m a true fan. BAGGO! Oops gotta go play some fuckin’ BAGS! WAIT UP DICK!”

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