Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Got Emotional After Cubs World Series Win
EDDIE VEDDER EMOTIONAL AT CUBS GAME 7 WIN
For the first time in 108 years, the Cubs are World Champions, and Vedder was there to support the team and celebrate with them on the field after the big game. The rocker had difficulty finding the words to describe the moment when asked by CBS News. “It’s a challenge,” he began. “We sure are inspired by everything this team’s done, and if I could just speak as a, you know, I just feel sometimes as if I’m one of everybody else in the bleachers so I get to be a little bit lucky and hang with the fellas and experience all this, but I’m the stadium, excited, shocked.”
As Vedder searched for the right words, the stadium erupted in the “Go Cubs Go” chant. Vedder has been a Cubs fan his entire life and is good friends with Theo Epstein, the president of the baseball club. Vedder was tearing up on the field after the win talking with players and Cubs TV broadcaster Len Casper.
Vedder was one of a number of celebrity Cubs fans in attendance last night, along with Bill Murray, John Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Charlie Sheen and Lebron James. The Cubs won game 7 of the 2016 World Series 8-7 in the tenth inning, after coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the series.
Watch Vedder sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at Wrigley Field during the seventh inning stretch of game five.