Even though the Chicago Cubs are down 2-0 in the National League Championship Series, we're confident that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder -- a die-hard fan who's been a Wrigley Field regular this season -- isn't losing faith. And fans can show theirs with a new line of Vedder Northsider T-shirts that Pearl Jam is selling at its web site (PearlJam.com/goods.)
The shirts come in white and blue, and both men's and women's styles, substituting the letters EV for the usual Cubs logo on the front and with Vedder's name and the number 15 on the back. Some proceeds from the shirts will go to The Foundation To Be Named Later, which is supported by the Cubs and provides scholarships for urban youths. The order description for the shirts reads: "October is time to take the world seriously! Celebrate the season, at home or away, with the EV Northsider shirt. We hope that this will go all the way and become a new fall classic."
Vedder has lamented that he'll have to miss part of this year's World Series because of Pearl Jam's South American tour that begins November 4 in Santiago, Chile -- although the Cubbies are looking like a longshot to make it right now.
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) October 17, 2015
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.