Despite being traded to the Washington Nationals and subsequently moving on to the Tampa Bay Rays last season, former Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus and his wife Kim still call the Windy City their home.
They also remain very active in the local community through the David DeJesus Family Foundation.
On Thursday, the DeJesus’s, through their foundation, reunited with Cubs players, alumni and their wives to put on their now annual "Strike-a-Cord Celebrity Karaoke" charity event at American Junkie, which benefits ALS research and support. Among the current players and former teammates of DeJesus that attended the event were Anthony Rizzo and Travis Wood, which is significant for one very special reason.
At one point, DeJesus, Rizzo and Wood took over the karaoke machine and together the trio gave the crowd a special performance of the Backstreet Boys “I Want It That Way.”
Unfortunately, there’s only that small snippet of video available at the beginning of Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s report. We can probably safely assume things didn’t improve much from that point on, but if we had more footage we’d certainly pass it along with a big smile on our faces.
Since we don’t have more of the performance video, you’ll have to settle for this consolation prize.
It’s David and Kim DeJesus promoting the event on WGN TV by singing their version of “Sweet Caroline.” You can watch that video here.
Apologies in advance to Boston Red Sox fans.
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