It was Notre Dame weekend at Wrigley Field, or so they thought.
It started Friday, with former Fighting Irish receiver-turned middle reliever Jeff Samardzija making his major league debut for the Chicago Cubs, pitching two innings in the North Siders' 3-2 loss to the dreaded Florida Marlins.
On Saturday, Crewcut Charlie Weis arrived on the scene and his son, Crewcut Jr., threw out the ceremonial first pitch on his 15th birthday. Then the big guy made his way upstairs to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch.
Things didn't go as planned, as the Wrigley faithful let Weis have it. This account on All Headline News said: "Weis appeared to be a bit shook up by the reaction, singing way off-key, but eventually settled down to finish the fabled song."
Michael Rothstein of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette received a text message from a friend at the game: "At Wrigley. They just BOOED THE [naughty word] out of Charlie Weis."
Fortunately, the weekend wasn't a total loss. Samardzija pitched two innings Sunday in the Cubs' 9-6 victory.
Thanks to Awful Announcing.