• EveryCubEver

    Every Cub Ever (V)

    By Rick Kaempfer
    Jan 16th, 2015

    Extra entries beginning with the letter V…

    ~Vince Vaughn 1970 (Cubs fan 1970-present)
    He was raised in suburban Buffalo Grove and Lake Forest, and during his formative childhood years was infected with the Cubs virus. Vaughn became a movie star when the film “Swingers” came out, and followed that up with comedy classics like “Old School,” “Dodgeball,” and “The Wedding Crashers.” In 2005-2006, he co-wrote, produced, and starred in the movie “The Break Up” (with Jennifer Aniston) and insisted that it be filmed in Chicago. The opening scene in the film actually takes place at Wrigley Field. During the filming, Vaughn and Aniston became an item, and People Magazine reported that they liked to hang out at Wrigley Field together…

    “Now when Vaughn visits home, he is more likely to catch a Cubs game with Aniston, as they did on Memorial Day, than hit the singles’ scene. Says Tim Juliusson, owner of the Holiday Club, where Vaughn took Aniston last summer: “They’re in couples-mode now.”

    That didn’t last long, but his love affair with the Cubs and Chicago remains strong. Whenever he comes back home to Chicago, he’s sure to visit Wrigley Field to watch his favorite team play. He still sings at Take Me Out to the Ballgame at least once a year. He may be a Hollywood superstar, but Vince Vaughn will also forever be what he was growing up in Buffalo Grove and Lake Forest. A Cubs fan.

    ~Eddie Vedder (Cubs fan 1964-present)
    Eddie Vedder was born in Evanston Illinois. Even though his family moved out to San Diego in the mid-70s, he always followed the Cubs. In 2007, he got to live out his dream by training with the team at Wrigley. Vedder warmed up with Cubs star Kerry Wood before the game and then threw out the ceremonial first pitch, wearing one of Wood’s jerseys. He returned later in the game to sing Take Me Out To The Ball Game during the seventh inning stretch – the fourth time he had that honor since performing the song on Independence Day in 1998. The Pearl Jam frontman was also asked to pen a new post-game tune by his childhood baseball hero, Ernie Banks, and he did. The song is called “All the Way” and it became a big hit on Chicago radio stations during the stretch run of the 2008 season. During the Cubs World Series run of 2016, Eddie was a constant presence. He was there for all the big wins and helped the team celebrate their World Series win. One day they went all the way, oh, one day they went all the way.

    ~Ronnie Woo Woo Vickers (Cubs fan 1947-present)
    Here’s our video with Ronnie Woo Woo from 2008…

    Videos and audio beginning with the letter V…

    Johnny Vander Meer is in this old “To Tell A Secret” show….

    Rick’s favorite baseball card beginning with the letter V…

    Johnny Vander Meer as a Cub…

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