Hey Chicago, what do you say?
Sure fans belt out "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," a seventh-inning stretch tradition usually led by a celebrity singing off-key. And then there's the beloved anthem "Go, Cubs, Go" by Chicago folk singer Steve Goodman blaring when the Cubs claim victory at home and fans stumble out the ballpark. Well, turns out there's a boatload of other songs penned and recorded in honor of the lovable losers joining the likes of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder's "All the Way."
Just in time for the start of the season, a video that popped up on YouTube on Monday and now has more than 6,000 views features Chicago artist Serengeti rapping about how fans shouldn't hold a grudge against Steve Bartman. Instead, he says blame the World Series drought on the players. The with shoutouts to
The song "Don't Blame Steve" narrates what happened along with video footage of that dreadful play. "Hey, settle down. I'm just a guy in the stands. Everyone starts bitching and cursing at this little man," the lyrics go. "The game is collapsing. Eight runs in the 8th. Errors, managerial, a bunch of mistakes. They blamed it all on the fella to my left," he said in the three-minute video.
For fans who don't want to relive the cringeworthy game, check out a more upbeat tune that may become a familiar song this season.
One three-minute song "Let's Go Cubbies" by local rock band The Fold won the WGN Radio contest last month. The band performed it live on opening day. The song with such lyrics as "We're singin' go Cubs go! Rootin' out of control! Wrigley scream out. We're rising up for all to see. We're fighting for our destiny!" will be played at the beginning of WGN's radio broadcasts of Cubs games.