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Chris Pratt throws out first pitch, sings “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” at Wrigley Field

Sep 4, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

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Chris Pratt, who played Scott Hatteberg in “Moneyball” and gets to pretend he’s married to Aubrey Plaza on “Parks and Recreation,” threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field yesterday and was also the Cubs’ guest “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” singer.

Better than Mike Ditka, at least.

  1. jacobknicks - Sep 4, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    And is actually married to Anna Faris

  2. El Bravo - Sep 4, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Starlord.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 4, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      Who?

      • El Bravo - Sep 4, 2014 at 12:58 PM

        The seven thumbs down are lames who don’t get it.

      • aceshigh11 - Sep 4, 2014 at 1:01 PM

        I’m the Star-Lord, dude. Sigh.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 4, 2014 at 1:50 PM

        I knew when I typed this there would be a large group of people who wouldn’t get that I was referencing the movie not asking a question.

    • echech88 - Sep 4, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      FINALLY.

  3. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 4, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Emmet

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 4, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      X number of people who hit thumbs down do not think everything is awesome.

      • infieldhit - Sep 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM

        Didn’t thumb it down, but I literally couldn’t finish that movie. It was just so spazzy and hyper, which left me feeling old.

  4. infieldhit - Sep 4, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    That baseball housed the Infinity Gem of Unlimited Timeouts.

  5. tigers182 - Sep 4, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    I’d trade Carlos Pena to let him play.

  6. neoshweaty - Sep 4, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Didn’t see the pitch but that still makes it seem like he might need an invite to spring training or something. He looks the part of a pitcher.

    • DJ MC - Sep 4, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      He could probably do it. It’s not hard. Tell ‘em, Wash…

      • Senor Cardgage - Sep 4, 2014 at 1:58 PM

        It’s incredibly hard.

  7. theageofquarrel - Sep 4, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Good job Bert Macklin

  8. theebbandflow - Sep 4, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    I get that Moneyball is the obvious reference but to mention Chris Pratt in 2014 and not mention Starlord makes me think Craig keeps Aaron in a dungeon writing his posts.

  9. theoriginalvav - Sep 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Love when PBT, PFT, et al. find ways to slip in their over-the-top liberal bias. Everybody knows Ditka was terrible and I’m sure he was just “randomly” selected to poke fun at, or he’s profiled for not falling in line on the Redskins name and inserted whenever possible as butt of joke. ‘Insert any writer on here’ gets to massage their liberal cred and drive home in their Prius inhaling the smell of their own flatulence and while dislocating their shoulders patting themselves on the back. I like the sports on this site. I doubt anybody comes for the not so overt political opinions espoused daily. I’ll say that this is probably the most innocent attempt, but it’s comical that you can never pick an outspoken lib to poke fun at, because libs obviously are exempt from doing anything poorly…

    • infieldhit - Sep 4, 2014 at 5:48 PM

      Why is it that conservatives always manage to turn every topic into a “you liberals!” routine? It must be so exhausting looking for a political angle on everything.

    • moogro - Sep 4, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      There’s that thought, and then there’s this:

  10. theoriginalvav - Sep 4, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Sidenote: Chris Pratt dominates and Fat Aaron Gleeman was better because he stuck to sports more, which is much more in his wheelhouse…

  11. thomas844 - Sep 4, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Ooooh chiiiiild things are gonna get easier, ooooooh child things’ll get briiiiiighter!!!!

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