Nick Offerman is a man of many talents. He can literally build boats with his bare hands and he can probably whittle a decent depiction of Ernie Banks in the time it takes you to read this post. But he cannot, for the love of Harry Caray, sing a lick. At least that’s the premise of the latest New Era Rivals ad that pits his Cub-loving fan against Craig Robinson’s South Side rooter. Offerman’s attempt at singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” would give Simon Cowell a seizure. As Robinson says, “You sound like a donkey being touched inappropriately.”
Robinson, on the other hand, has a gift. He is the Marvin Gaye of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Watch and listen.