Today’s column from CBS Chicago …
(CBS) Most of us haven’t stood inside the Wrigley Field press box, stared out at an expectant crowd and butchered “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” like Bears QB Jay Cutler did last Saturday afternoon.
But, hey, in a sense, we’ve all been there.
“I do all sorts of different things,” said Bill Yohnka, 36, who wears many hats in Kankakee, including one as the city’s Director of Economic Development. “And I know that sometimes after I’ve given a presentation at work or whatever else, I think to myself, ‘Ya know, I didn’t quite nail that one,’ So, I know how it can feel.”
With his mumbling and monotone rendition at Wrigley, Cutler clearly didn’t nail his tune during the seventh-inning stretch last Saturday. As a singer, the guy makes one heck of a quarterback.
But Yohnka, the city of Kankakee and hip-hop icon Young MC – yes, Young MC – want to give Cutler a second chance at singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” when the Bears’ off-key QB rolls into nearby Bourbonnais for training camp later this month.
“If Jay is anything like me,” Yohnka said on Wednesday afternoon, “then he’d want another opportunity to really nail it.”
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