Jake the Snake sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at an Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field, but the crowd wasn’t too forgiving for the wrestling legend.
One of the most popular wrestlers of the 1980s and 1990s, the golden era of the then-WWF, Jake the Snake was known for his ability to pump up crowds. Unfortunately those skills diminished with Jake’s wrestling ability, and the crowd in attendance at Turner Field didn’t seem to care for his shaky rendition during the seventh inning stretch.
There were quite a few boos mixed in with the cheering for the former professional wrestler, though he kept a wide smile and seemed to be enjoying himself.
Though Jake the Snake didn’t win over many fans with his singing, the wrestler does have a pretty good story. After years of drug and alcohol addiction, he has turned his life around, staying clean for about six months and getting back into shape with the help of another famous retired wrestler.
Jake the Snake has been working with Diamond Dallas Page, a former wrestler turned yoga instructor who has a knack for working with individuals with physical limitations. In all, Jake’s lost close to 80 pounds.
“I’m getting my life back together, and things are going well,” Roberts said.
Despite his comeback in life, Jake the Snake sang with a bit of difficulty. He had some trouble with the words, which were written on a folded paper that he held tightly in his hand.
Still, the former wrestler didn’t seem too worried about hearing boos.
“What are they going to do, boo the hell out of me? It’s not like I’m Roseanne Barr,” Roberts said, referencing perhaps the worst baseball singer of all time, as Barr failed spectacularly in a rendition of the National Anthem.
Here is the video of Jake the Snake as he sings “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”: