A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 15, 2012
“Why do we sing ‘Take me out to the ball game’ when we are already there?”

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is a classic baseball song, written by Jack Norwoth and Albert Von Tilzer in 1908. “Why do we sing ‘Take me out to the ball game’ when we are already there?” is a humorous question that has appeared in many collections of one-line sayings since at least 1995. The song celebrates someone’s love of baseball, so it’s certainly an appropriate expression at a baseball game.


Wikipedia: Take Me Out to the Ball Game
“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer which has become the unofficial anthem of baseball, although neither of its authors had attended a game prior to writing the song. The song is traditionally sung during the seventh-inning stretch of a baseball game. Fans are generally encouraged to sing along, and at some ballparks, the words “home team” are replaced with the team name, as is the case with the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies, and several other Major League Baseball teams.

Humour Net
13 SEP 95
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Why do we sing ‘Take me out to the ball game’ when we are already there?

Google Books
The Old Farmer’s Almanac:
Weather Forecasts for 16 regions of the United States

By Robert Bailey Thomas
Dublin, NH: Yankee Pub.
1996
Pg. 218:
Why do we sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” when we’re already there?

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Why do we sing “Take me out to the ball game,” when we are already there?

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Yada, Yada, Yada.Com.Org.Edu.Gov.Email:
What I Learned on the Www/Internet—Total Nonsense

By Joan E. Miller
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc.
2000
Pg. 33:
Why do we sing “Take me out to the ball game” when we are already there?

30 March 2000, Daily Globe (Ironwood, MI), Porcupine Press, pg. 13 banner:
Why do we sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” when we are already there?

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Internet Wisdom:
The Best of Internet E-Mail Wit and Wisdom

By Greg S. Kessler
Bloomington, IN: AurthorHouse
2007
Pg. 122:
Why do we sing “Take me out to the ball game” when we are already there?

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game:
The Story of the Sensational Baseball Song

By Amy Whorf McGuiggan
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press
2009
Pg. XVII:
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The Official Best of the Net Joke Book 2
By Tom Haran III
Minneapolis, MN: Mill CIty Press, Inc.
2011
Pg. 212:
Why do we sing “Take me out to the ball game” when we are already there?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Saturday, September 15, 2012 • Permalink