Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Chords)

Boo to you, Major League Baseball. BOOOO!!!

Baby Ruth held a contest to celebrate the 100th birthday of Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Entrants sent in their rendition of the song and the winner was decided by public vote. Obviously, the winner was a ukulelist, Adam Wilber. The prize was to sing at the MLB All Star Game. But, Gary pointed out that the ukulele was banned and he had to sing along with a belching organ. Shame on you MLB. Give the public what it wants: ukes by the barrel-load.

I suggest your protest by grabbing these chords and playing it outside the offices of the MLB in protest. If it helps you to get as drunk as Eddie Vedder when you do it, I have no objections.

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  1. todd July 20th, 2008 2:44 pm

    man, they got it all wrong…….they absolutely should’ve let these guys do their thing just as they originally performed it……

    disappointing……… :(

  2. Carol (Uke Gal) July 20th, 2008 7:57 pm

    Well, I was going to say that the Oakland A’s (my home team!) had better taste with Banjo Guy, whom I’ve seen for years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H4H0wclstM
    However, the A’s have been tanking their team with lots of bad trades of late, and this sounds like just another one (although I saw him just a few weeks ago!) http://catfishstew.baseballtoaster.com/archives/893740.html

  3. Isaac July 21st, 2008 5:05 am

    Bit pointless to have a guy who won because of his baby ruth-ulele then just have him sing – might as well just choose the best singer (and I sure hope this guy wasn’t the best singer)

  4. Gary Peare July 21st, 2008 6:11 pm

    Uke Gal! As are my home team, too. Maybe we need to put together a uke section at an upcoming game!


  5. Woodshed July 22nd, 2008 8:05 pm

    todd and Isaac: It does seem a very strange decision. Seems to defeat the object of it.

    Gary and Carol: Insurrection! Take it to them.

  6. Carol (Uke Gal) July 23rd, 2008 5:33 pm

    Gary: This would be a great possibility! Just so long as those A’s fans are a little kinder than the Raiders ones!! BTW, I think we met a long while back at the Berkeley Uke Club.

    Woodshed: if we do this, we’ll promise to do you proud!

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