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Young MC offers Jay Cutler second crack at ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler needn’t worry about his historically awful rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” last Saturday in front of terrified and likely traumatized onlookers at Wrigley Field. Why? Because Young MC has got his back.

Wait. What?

In case you missed it, Cutler’s performance of the traditional song sung during the 7th Inning Stretch at Chicago Cubs home games was awful, just awful. For those who haven’t seen it and for those who have and for some reason want to relive the experience, the video follows.

Hoo boy. Cringe-worthy doesn’t even begin to describe that hot mess.

Thankfully for Cutler, Young MC, best known for the classic “Bust A Move,” has come to the rescue and offered Cutler a chance to redeem himself. Young MC, along with Bill Yohnka, the Director of Economic Development for the city of Kankakee, Ill. — the town where the Bears just so happen to hold training camp at Olivet Nazarene University — have joined forces to help Cutler out.

Said Yohnka: “If Jay is anything like me, then he’d want another opportunity to really nail it.”

The Bears open camp on July 25 and on July 28, the Merchant Street MusicFest will be going on in Kankakee, where Young MC will be performing, along with fellow rap legend Tone Loc of “Funky Cold Medina” fame. After Young MC, a huge football fan, heard about Cutler’s dreadful performance from the music festival’s organizers, the rapper tweeted out the following invite to the Bears QB:

Will Cutler take him up on the offer? Who knows? But given Cutler’s surly demeanor, I doubt it. But what is important right now is that I have been nostagically reminded of Tone Loc and Young MC and now have a hankering to listen to some classic jams. Yeah, I called them jams. I’m old.

[CBS Chicago]