Answer this, baseball fans.

The other night I heard a comic on the tube ask;
“Why do fans sing ‘Take me out to the ballgame’ when they’re already at the ballgame”.
Why indeed? :wink:

Why do people in bars sing about drinking when they’re alredy drinking?

It’s fun:)

The song as sung at ball games is just part of the original, which contains a pretty much forgotten opening:

This site has the full lyrics, and also explains why it’s sung at ballgames (scroll to the bottom). Harry Carey is credited with starting the tradition in 1971, and he did it “because I think it’s the only song I knew the words to!”

'Cause it’s a much easier song to sing than the National Anthem.