Today In Great Wrigley Performances

Monday, May 04, 2009

There's nothing better than someone completely butchering "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" at Wrigley, and it's even better when said person has nothing to do with the Cubs. Why they thought Denise Richards would be a great get and performer, is beyond me, but at least it gave us this fabulous clip!



Wow. That was just painful. I always wondered why people who know they can't sing, would put themselves in a position like that, but I guess some folks just can't avoid the attention, whether it's good or bad. Given her past, I think Denise is a perfect example of that one.

56 Comments:

Geez, she even needed a cheat sheet

jred17 said...
May 4, 2009, 10:32:00 AM  

Sure, she's a train wreck these days, but I will always love Denise for her excellent performance in Wild Things.

GMoney said...
May 4, 2009, 10:48:00 AM  

Ned any mor train wrecks? Ask her ex-husbnd Charlie Sheen.

JamesCraven said...
May 4, 2009, 11:08:00 AM  

Comparably, I still think Ozzy Osbourne's performance was much worse. Still, Denise sucks as well.

Brad James said...
May 4, 2009, 1:47:00 PM  

She must have hired the same vocal coach as the one that taught Roseanne Barr how to sing the Star Spangled Banner.

Randy C said...
May 4, 2009, 4:34:00 PM  

Who said she inquired to do it in the first place. Knowing the Cub front office they talked her into it by hyping it up as "Chicago Native" Denise Richards. She even commented after that she was scared to death doing it. C'mon, think about it!

palfieri said...
May 4, 2009, 4:58:00 PM  

give her break, shes stil cute as hell.. I'd hit sideways.

combustion8 said...
May 4, 2009, 5:07:00 PM  

Lets see u do better. She did it to be nice. Had she said no, you'd complain she was snotty. She was not the greatest no, but she never said she would be. And it is for fun, not American Idol! and no one will ever be as bad as Roseanne Barr! Give her a break and get a life!

carroll023 said...
May 4, 2009, 5:14:00 PM  

I don't know why people get so worked up over something like this. Obviously she is not a trained singer, but neither are most of the other fans at the stadium. She is a fan of the game and she shows her enthusiasm properly. If you want to fault her for anything, give her a great big raspberry for being a Cubs fan.

Stealin_Home said...
May 4, 2009, 5:16:00 PM  

she was perfect for the Cubs............GO CARDS

timj said...
May 4, 2009, 5:21:00 PM  

Heck, she sounded great to me

Don said...
May 4, 2009, 5:24:00 PM  

ok seriously... as a chicago native myself, ive been to a crap ton of games, and have yet to hear a truely good performance. its all in good fun, so i dont see why this is a big deal, and why this is news... because its not.

smith18 said...
May 4, 2009, 5:26:00 PM  

It's probably a good idea to be sober while leading a stadium full of people in song. *cough*

May 4, 2009, 5:36:00 PM  

We've heard much worse. She was 100% better than the Nancy Kerrigan rendition. And let's face it, even Ron Santo a needed few "practices" at our expense to start sounding good. Denise would rank in the upper 50% of those we've heard. In fact, give her a 10 for beauty, a 10 for being a native of the Chicago area, and a 7.5 for her singing ability. Overall, she gets a 9.08 rating out of 10. It's all for a good cause and that is ultimately what counts.

linda said...
May 4, 2009, 5:38:00 PM  

The way people were complaining, I thought was going to be one of the worst performances ever. Give her a break. Although, I'm sure somewhere out there, Charlie Sheen is chuckling.

j8668 said...
May 4, 2009, 5:39:00 PM  

The WORTHLESS, OBESE, NO TALENT Roseanne was MUCH WORSE than Denise!! I was at the worthless,obese, no talent game and the fans booed LOUDLY for a couple of minutes. ( and rightfully so ) Also, the worthless, obese, no talent BUTCHERED our national anthem. Denise did an OK job on a song that is sung in fun. THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO!!

john said...
May 4, 2009, 5:40:00 PM  

I couldn't even get past the second line of the song before I had to stop it. Dear lord, please ask Harry Caray to stop rolling over in his grave.

G said...
May 4, 2009, 5:49:00 PM  

Dear lord, please ask Harry Caray to stop rolling over in his grave. I couldn't even get past the second line of the song before I shut it off.

G said...
May 4, 2009, 5:50:00 PM  

Dear Lord, please ask Harry Caray to stop rolling over in his grave. I couldn't even get past the second line of the song, it was just too painful.

G said...
May 4, 2009, 5:51:00 PM  

Why don't you Cubs fans stop worrying about who's singing take me out to the ballgame and start worrying about winning some fuckin games... hahah u all suck. GO MARLINS

crlauer said...
May 4, 2009, 6:10:00 PM  

gee she sings almost as bad as she dances!

garfie said...
May 4, 2009, 6:11:00 PM  

What a complete loser.. A money hungry, bitter angry untalented Bimbo. Please just go away.

Pietro said...
May 4, 2009, 6:40:00 PM  

I don't think it's that big of a deal what she sounded like, what's important is that she had fun while doing it. I certainly smiled while watching it.

safigalo said...
May 4, 2009, 6:52:00 PM  

Wow! Whoever thoought that she could sing should be shot! Take me*screech screech* to the ball game!*hak hak* Take me out to the(wait, what is the word?) crowd*hakhakscreechcrash*!

Yer said...
May 4, 2009, 6:54:00 PM  

That was horrible. It only takes a few minutes to get a grasp on the musical scale - to know how to sing the notes. It's insulting to even call this singing, it was basically monotone yelling.

lovemore said...
May 4, 2009, 7:08:00 PM  

...............I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY, GOOD THING SHE ISN'T A SINGER AND ONLY AN ACTRESS AND DOESN'T HAVE TO DO MUSICALS!

thomas said...
May 4, 2009, 7:36:00 PM  

You don't do it to show you can sing. You do it for fun. She had fun!

burnout said...
May 4, 2009, 7:40:00 PM  

I'd rather watch her sing it than old Boyle face. And Ditka was waaaay worse!

Simon said...
May 4, 2009, 7:43:00 PM  

I certainly wouldn't kick her out of bed for that performance. She could hum the national anthem and it would be alright... matter of fact.. I wish she would hum the national anthem DURING!

Kronic said...
May 4, 2009, 7:54:00 PM  

she did fine. she didn't want to do it and it was for a good cause.. at least she said all the right things... root for cubs (not home team) and "lets score some runs." (or close enough)

give it a break.

Jason said...
May 4, 2009, 8:09:00 PM  

Someone should clue her in that she couldn't carry a tune in a bushel basket. Being cute just doesn't cut it, honey.

Richard said...
May 4, 2009, 8:14:00 PM  

Geez.... Could it get anymore scarier then that? Nice vocals. NOT!!! Obviously this girl never counted on her vocals if you know what I mean.

Mejoloco said...
May 4, 2009, 8:14:00 PM  

Geeze! im begging you put me outta my misery and just POP my eardrums. Even my neighbor's cat could screech better than that!

apple45 said...
May 4, 2009, 8:28:00 PM  

She sings better than the cubs play baseball. Go Cards!

thats right said...
May 4, 2009, 8:31:00 PM  

Whatever...I have enough of my own ShiT to worry about....who cares if the rich, spoiled or famous can sing!!

Kari said...
May 4, 2009, 8:34:00 PM  

She's good at gripping the microphone, and should only open her mouth for certain things...

cashman said...
May 4, 2009, 9:03:00 PM  

It wasn't that bad. All the people tearing her up probably can't carry a tune in a damn bucket! If you got the balls, and think you can do better, lets hear it. Otherwise sit down, shut up, and leave her alone!!!!!!!!!!

Roger said...
May 4, 2009, 9:06:00 PM  

Who cares if she can sing, she is as hot as they come.

Fatmandu said...
May 4, 2009, 9:12:00 PM  

"root, root, root for the HOMIES" is that really what she said? LOL! WOW.

ani said...
May 5, 2009, 12:13:00 AM  

Miss Richards was there to raise awareness for renal cell carcinoma, which her mother suffered and died from. I can't believe the people here who would maliciously make fun of her. Forget for a moment that she is an actress and just think if she were your sister, who was there for that purpose. Would you be saying the same insulting things?? Please treat others that way you would want to be treated. It's a very simple way to live.

ehw said...
May 5, 2009, 1:06:00 AM  

Did she grab her crotch and spit? This brings back memories, lol

Chales said...
May 5, 2009, 2:34:00 AM  

She sounded horrible. But still looked hot doing it.

May 5, 2009, 3:30:00 AM  

Ms. Richards sang for a worthy cause, not for an award, so stop wasting time and find something that deserves criticism.

pacolon said...
May 5, 2009, 3:42:00 AM  

i'll take the cubbies over the sox any day but jeez louise, get that woman a lozenge at the very least. that was a 3 pack a day Marge Schott rendition at best...oi vey!!!!

Bethe said...
May 5, 2009, 4:34:00 AM  

power to denise.. she was having fun and had enough balls to sing. which is more than i can say for those that are taking cheap shots at her. i personally thought it was funny, in a good way.

Stan said...
May 5, 2009, 5:28:00 AM  

Take you out to the ball game? you wish.... She probably hired a deaf vocal teacher. I mean WoW. That girl can't sing.

vinson said...
May 5, 2009, 6:04:00 AM  

Not bad, I couldn't sing it any better.

Armando said...
May 5, 2009, 6:28:00 AM  

Her job was to get the crowd singing, and she did, she more spoke it, than sang.... I think she did fine! Give her a break!!!

Darlin said...
May 5, 2009, 6:57:00 AM  

She told them from the get go she can't sing and the Cubs manager said that's ok, they wanted the publicity. So you can't fault her. She knows she can't sing but did it to be nice cuz the manager of the Cubs asked her to do it. She wasn't trying to trash the song or trash anyone. She even told the Cubs manager, "I don't know the words really." Thus the cheat sheet. And I agree with the person who said she would seem stuck up or snotty. She in real life is a very down to earth and nice, sweet young woman. She takes great care of her kids and is a fantastic mother. She made a mistake in marrying Charlie cuz he is a huge womanizer, but she rectified it by divorcing him. Give her a break and quit making all stars out for themselves or bad. She is one of many that is very, very sweet.

tina said...
May 5, 2009, 7:39:00 AM  

Who cares how she sounded. She did not botch the words. This was not a professional singing contest. The singing the seventh inning strech is about having fun and enjoying the game. Everyone else seemed to be having fun too. I don't understand all the critics. Maybe a little envy, jealousy, because you don't have a life so you have to nitpick what others do. For all you critics...GET A LIFE!

A Player said...
May 5, 2009, 8:24:00 AM  

I didn't have a problem with that. Sure she screetched like a baby squirel but come on..At least she didn't say Wrigley Stadium!

Chris said...
May 5, 2009, 10:42:00 AM  

That was very painful to hear but the audience seems to have enjoyed it! I don't think she'll win any Grammys. She needs to stick to acting and looking pretty!

Arnie Marnie said...
May 5, 2009, 10:45:00 AM  

Lol I loved it! That's about how I would have sounded too. It's a basebal game and a baseball song...not a talent show. Maybe she had a few brews and needed the cheat sheet! C'mon, cut her some slack. I thought it was great!

May 5, 2009, 1:16:00 PM  

Omg, she is sooo drunk again!

samsonn25 said...
May 5, 2009, 4:46:00 PM  

C'mon,

It wasn't THAT bad.

Certainly not worthy of somebody posting this video to YouTube and getting a bajillion views.

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