Trey Burton’s first trip to Wrigley Field was a very memorable one.
After all, not everyone has a chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch of a Cubs game.
Bears tight end Trey Burton sings 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' Saturday night at Wrigley Field.<br> <br>
But that’s exactly what transpired during the Bears tight end’s first visit to the “Friendly Confines” Saturday night when the Cubs hosted the San Francisco Giants.
“It was a wild first time at Wrigley Field,” Burton said. “It was pretty crazy. I couldn’t ask for a better experience, just the atmosphere and everything about it is just so cool.”
Burton threw out the first pitch, then watched the game from seats down the left-field line. He headed upstairs in the fifth inning, spending the bottom of the sixth on the Cubs radio broadcast with play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes and color analyst Ron Coomer.
“I was 100 times more nervous about singing than throwing out the first pitch,” Burton said. “I’m not a good singer. I play ball. It’s a lot different when you do something you’re not used to doing and you’re not comfortable doing. But it was fun.”
Burton thoroughly enjoyed his first trip to Wrigley Field, which doubled as the Bears’ home for 50 seasons from 1921-70.
“It’s beautiful; so much history and tradition,” he said. “I was just really excited to be able to do this.”