CHICAGO (AP) -- Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder led the crowd in singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch in Game 5, dedicating the performance to retiring Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross.
Vedder, a huge Cubs fan, praised team owner Tom Ricketts and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein for helping bring the World Series back to Wrigley Field, and said he planned to sing for Ross in his final home game. Vedder than launched into the famous song, getting some help from a taped version by late Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray.
The Cubs had a 3-2 lead, trying to force Game 6 on Tuesday night in Cleveland. Vedder signed off with "We love you Rossy. Let's take this show to Cleveland."