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Jack White Apparently Had a Miserable Time at Wrigley Field Last Night

by Rob Slater on July 23, 2014

For the better part of 100 years, Wrigley Field has been the central hub for sadness. From the Billy Goat to Buckner's glove to the black cat to Bartman, there are many reasons to be upset while watching the Cubs. Last night, Jack White seemed to embody all of that misery last night as he attended the Cubs and Padres game at Wrigley. Along with (presumably) his young daughter by his side, the camera caught White flashing a mean look in the direction of the gentlemen sitting in front of him. The internet, of course, had a blast with this.

Let's break down a few reasons why Mr. White could've been upset:

1. The conversation he's eavesdropping on had to do with the man's dislike for "Seven Nation Army" as a stadium song.

2. He caught a glimpse of the Cubs' lineup for that night (or just, always)

3. White realized that Chicago baseball is nowhere near the real baseball he witnessed a few nights earlier in St. Louis.

And here is good ol' Jack during the seventh inning stretch, a famous exercise at Wrigley Field. One designed to cheerfully sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" with a beer in your hand. Uh.....

Now, surely this is just the camera catching the guitarist at the wrong angle. There is no doubt he had a wonderful time at the game last night. And, the Cubs won 6-0 so there was very little reason to frown. White will headline two SOLD OUT (see, Jack, they really do love you) shows in Chicago starting tonight at the Chicago Theatre and then shifting to the Auditorium Theatre tomorrow.

Oh, and how can we forget--he hung out with Cubs President Theo Epstein and Eddie Vedder last night as well. The Pearl Jam frontman will also throw out the first pitch tonight and lead the crowd in the seventh inning stretch.


Buckner’s glove was mets vs red sox…nothing to do with the Cubs.

By Will - 07/23/14

Buckner’s glove refers to Buckner wearing a cubbies batting glove under his 1st baseman’s mitt.

By Colin - 07/23/14

The Cubs blew out the Padres in a 6 - 0 win last night. Try again dummy.

By Stretch - 07/23/14

^^^ Duly noted. In second to last paragraph. Try reading the whole article, dummy.

By Fricknfrack - 07/23/14

I read it, doesn’t make the article any better. Trashing the Cubs and Chicago for lacking “real baseball”, and oh by the way, they won 6 - 0.


By Stretch - 07/23/14

Relix: Do not become part of the paparazzi. Let the man watch a Cubs game in peace. No reason to make it news.

By Doug - 07/23/14

I too thought the Buckner glove mention was a mistake.  But it turns out on the fateful night at Shea for the redsox he was wearing a cubs batting glove.  Never knew that

By Kieran Taylor - 07/23/14

Cubs…you’d think the man would’ve got to the ‘White’ Sox game…

By Buckner's Glove - 07/23/14

Why does everyone have to add “dummy” to it after they tell someone off. It’s kinda funny but you humans are cavemen. U realize this?

By The cave man - 07/23/14

You are all dummies

By Mr. Dummy - 07/23/14

He rocked a six song encore Saturday night in Louisville (Forecastle Fest) I say stay mean!

By Slimjimdude - 07/23/14

Im glad he was miserable.  Not nearly as miserable as I was when he played Radio City Music Hall for all of 30mins before storming off the stage bitching at the crowd.  LOSER.  BE MISERABLE.


Who’s the second guy from the left with Vedder, White and Carrey. Gomer Pyle?

By The Dave - 07/23/14

Hope he stays away fr. Fenway when he headlines Newport Folk Festival on Sat.  P.S. Tweedy should be the headliner.

By J. Everett - 07/23/14

It was 90 degrees and muggy as **** lady night; that MIGHT have something to do with it too.

By Jay - 07/23/14

*last night

By Jay - 07/23/14

Author must be a Cardinals fan. Huge Cubs fan here. But some fellow “fans” can tick me off to with their poor behavior. And good point about the weather, it was hot and humid.

By Go Cubs Go - 07/23/14

Ending a sentence with “dummy” is obviously a “Sanford & Son” reference.

By Lamont - 07/24/14

He’s just pissed that he can’t get a brush through that mop on his head.

By quinn732 - 07/24/14

diga que ele não e viado.

By Luciana - 07/28/14


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