The Ultimate Psyche-Out?
|This is absolutely awesome! It's a shame it didn't work . .|
CLEVELAND – This was a pinch-hitter Josh Beckett probably didn't expect to see.
Country singer Danielle Peck, an Ohio native who used to date the Boston Red Sox ace, sang the national anthem and "God Bless America" on Thursday night for Game 5 of the AL championship series.
Beckett pitched Thursday as his team faced elimination. Boston trailed the Cleveland Indians 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.
"(Peck's) record company called and said she's got Ohio ties and we said, 'Perfect,"' Indians vice president Bob DiBiasio said. DiBiasio said the Indians were unaware of the history between Beckett and Peck.
"An incredible coincidence," he said. "Honestly." (H/T - Yahoo! Sports)
The next thing you know, the Sox will trot out the ex-wives of Indians players. Finally! Someone is making baseball interesting again!