TORONTO -- American Idol reject William Hung butchered
"Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during Sunday's game between the
Blue Jays and Texas Rangers, much to the crowd's delight.
Hung, best known for his hyperactive, tone-deaf rendition of
Ricky Martin's "She Bangs," shrugged off a smattering of boos and
belted out the baseball classic off-key during the seventh-inning
stretch. Some in the SkyDome crowd of 22,225 egged him on; some
Hung's presence drew media usually indifferent to baseball,
including Rolling Stone magazine. The team said more media
credentials were issued Sunday than on Opening Day.
The Blue Jays initially tried to get Hung for Opening Day, but
that conflicted with the release of his debut album,
"I still am surprised," Hung said before the game. "I can't
Hung also sang at New Orleans during Game 6 of the Hornets'
first-round playoff series against Miami. In the second round, he
was booed in Detroit when he performed two songs during halftime of
Game 2 between the Pistons and New Jersey Nets.