Denise Richards’ ‘horrifying’ version of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

Denise Richards offended baseball fans, music fans and everyone with working ears on Friday. She was asked to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch of a Chicago Cubs game. She absolutely murdered the song. Which makes me wonder… why did they even ask her to sing? Did someone ask her, or did she volunteer? In any case, Denise knows that she screwed up, telling the Palm Beach Post (story via US Weekly) that she was “horrifying”:

Denise Richards admits her performance of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” over the weekend was hardly a homerun.

The actress screeched her way through the classic tune during the 7th inning stretch of the Chicago Cubs game on Friday.

“Horrifying,” she told the Palm Beach Post when asked about her performance. “I’m not a singer and then to be in front of all those people is a little terrifying.”

Still, Richards (a native of Downers Grove, Ill.) said she loved being at the famed Wrigley Field.

“You feel like it’s old-school baseball,” she said. “I love how the scoreboard isn’t all digital. It’s very authentic and traditional.”

She said she always loved baseball.

“I got into baseball with Charlie (Sheen, her ex-husband) because he’s such a fan,” she said. “And I played T-ball. I was the only girl on the boys team and I loved it. When I was a kid, I was such a tomboy and as I got a little older, that changed.”

Which celeb slugger would make a great reality show star?

“Alex Rodriguez,” said Richards, who has her own E! show. “Whenever you’re going through things in your personal life, you’re approached. I’m sure that’s why I was approached. And with the Internet and the tabloid magazines, your whole personal life is out there for everybody to see.”

From US Weekly

At least they didn’t ask her to sing the National Anthem. You screw that up, your career is pretty much over. Denise’s career is already in the dumps, so perhaps that’s why she got the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” pity assignment. And when Denise was with Charlie Sheen, she always pretended to be a huge baseball fan! Was she really into baseball or was she just into it because of Charlie?

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  1. guest says:


  2. Trillion says:

    I’m not sure, but something tells me Denise was the one doing the “approaching”.

  3. Jo says:

    She really is just so pathethic – such a famewhore. My opinion of her was cemented after unflattering pictures of her were taken and published. The next day very posed pictures appeared – it was so obviously a ‘I’m not fat’ statement. WTFC? I wish she and Spencer/Heidi would just go away.

  4. Tomasina says:

    She’s an MILF – Mom I’d like to fart on.

  5. ash says:

    or… Mom I’d like to flip off.

  6. Codzilla says:

    Tomasina: LOL! Good one.

  7. HEB says:

    Her face is horrifying.

  8. Orangejulius says:

    Stabbing my eardrums with icepicks now…

  9. Kayleigh says:

    I didn’t know blow up dolls could sing, too!

  10. nony says:

    The very next day Peter Cetera sang the stretch, very well might I add, and in the middle he dedicated it to Denise. Pretty funny.

    She committed the cardinal solo-singing sin; starting too high.

  11. jm says:

    I live in Chicago and go to many Cubs games. They get all sorts of “stars” to sing and about half of them are equally bad. Dunno why this girl got singled out.

  12. Jean says:

    Jim, she got singled out, imo, because any press is good press in her mind, and she had her publicist send this out. It is just like Heidi and Spencer.

  13. Cinderella says:


  14. Wresa says:

    I thought it was sort of cute, and I laughed throughout…well at least before I put on mute…

  15. j. ferber says:

    Big deal. Take it in stride, people.

  16. Casey says:

    I’m a Chicago girl as well. It got alot of air play here. It was absolutely dreadful, but there have been so many others equally as awful.

    It really isn’t supposed to be a talent contest. Not alot of sober people by the 7th inning, so not sure what the big deal is.

  17. SixxKitty says:

    OMG!! What was she thinking? maybe she just couldn’t here herself and is off-tone as a result. (It’s the nicest thing i could think of).