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Just seven songs into what was expected to be an epic 40-song set Friday night at Wrigley Field, the threat of high winds and lightning left Pearl Jam fans scrambling for cover. But, for those that stayed through the nearly three-hour rain delay...they were greeted by none other than "Mr. Cub" himself Ernie Banks. Oh, and the song that Eddie Vedder (now clad in a Chicago Cubs jersey) and the troops came out to at midnight following the suspension of play? None other than his Cubs tribute "All the Way". Seems fitting.
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When Ernie Banks asks you to write a song about the Cubs, you oblige.
That’s just what Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder did when he penned the song All the Way as a tribute to the Chicago Cubs. Banks, known as “Mr. Cub” asked Vedder, a native of Evanston, Ill., and a lifelong Cubs fan, to write a song that Wrigley Field could call its own.
Banks played 19 seasons with the Cubs...
The weather didn't cooperate Friday night at Wrigley Field. However, after a three-hour rain delay the Pearl Jam "faithful" were rewarded with a memorable show, and a visit from Mr. Cub Ernie Banks.
For once, everyone left the Friendly Confines feeling good.
Pearl Jam was already set to rock Wrigley Field on Friday night when the historic ballpark enjoyed a surprise visit from Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks.