Okay, so I’m gonna take a little detour off of off-season baseball moves (lots of talk, not so much action at the moment) and do a little poll. We’ve all heard the National Anthem sung hundreds of times at major sporting events, but which times were the best? I have a list here for you to look at, submit your vote in the comments section! Two of these versions got me all kinds of choked up.
First, we have Faith Hill
Then, these little girls (ranging from ages 6-8) singing the national anthem at a Texas Tech game.
Whitney Houston at Superbowl 25
Marvin Gaye at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game
John Williams Conducting the Boston Pops World Series Game 1 2007
Christina Aguilera (at age 11) Sings at Game 2 of the Stanley Cup
Mary J Blige at the 2004 NFL Kick-off
Carrie Underwood 2007 World Series Game 3
The Backstreet Boys Singing the National Anthem at the 2008 World Series Game 1
Finally, the Crowd at a Red Sox game helping a handicapped man sing
Hope you all enjoyed this! I did. Nominees were chosen based on singing ability, arrangement, creativity, and pure heart. Clearly, there are several I have left off (Hendrix, etc) but these are some of my favorites.
Back to the regular baseball blogging next time.