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Happy All-Star Game Day: Green Day sings the 'stretch'

July 14, 2009 |  1:04 pm

Some of us at P&H HQ believe today should be a national holiday -- a midsummer moment to pause and reflect on baseball's halfway point. However, despite the Los Angeles Dodgers being in first place and on a collision course for a rematch with the Chicago Cubs in October (there's a lot of baseball left, St. Louis),  our superiors shockingly disagree. Alas, this blog post is the best we can do to make the workday go faster.

The final Major League Baseball game heading into the All-Star break saw the Cubs splitting a four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals. Since the broadcast was carried on ESPN, viewers missed Green Day singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch.

But apparently the Bay Area punk rockers had such a good time at Wrigley Field that they added the tune to the repertoire. Hey, if there's room for a rock opera, there's room for a little baseball ditty. YouTube user "dingster89" has been kind enough to upload a clip of Green Day performing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" before "Brain Stew" at Chicago's United Center. Not sure if Green Day was root-root-rootin' for the San Francisco Giants or the Oakland A's here, as the band was drowned out by the pro-Cub crowd.

-- Todd Martens