CHICAGO (AP) _ It wasn't quite cricket, so don't blame Fergie for being a bit in the dark.

Sarah Ferguson, Britain's Duchess of York, passed on a chance Saturday to lead Chicago Cubs fans in the seventh-inning stretch rendition of ``Take Me Out to the Ballgame.'' But it wasn't because of snootiness or stage fright.

``I don't know the words,'' she said, laughing.

Ferguson, making her first visit to an American baseball park, agreed to stand in the press booth with announcer Steve Stone and wave to fans during the song.

In town for a fund-raiser benefiting Lou Gerhig's disease research, the ex-wife of British Prince Andrew said she enjoyed the game known as America's pastime.

``It's a good game, this baseball. I like it,'' she said.