Dear Chicago Cubs,
I am asking you to please consider a new rule at the corner of Clark and Addison: Unless Kellie Pickler wants to return and flirt with the players before talking nonsense in the booth with Len and Bob, please do not allow any more American Idol contestants into Wrigley Field unless they have purchased a bleacher ticket.
As American Idol contestant/skunk impersonator Amanda Overmyer just showed us with the above Anthem counterpart to Ozzy Osborne's Seventh Inning Stretch, they are not particularly famous and they are not particularly talented. There's a reason they didn't make the first 37 seasons of the show.
Please do not encourage them any longer.
PS — Yes, I know it looked like Lou and some of the crowd appeared to enjoy it. But Piniella was actually just clapping because the Cubs won't have to face Brandon Webb this weekend. Most of the crowd has been drinking.