Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm Still Bugged

Did you watch World Series game four last night? It looks like the Phillies are going to win the Series and that's fine with me although I was pulling for the Rays for Cinderella reasons.

How long 'til Spring Training?

Anyway, I'm not bugged by the baseball. No, I'm back on one of my pet peeves: the way in which the National Anthem is treated.

I like Patti Labelle. She's a good singer. She's probably a fine human being. And she's from Philadelphia so I understand why she was invited to sing.

But nobody in that stadium could have possibly sung along with her rendition of our National Anthem.

I have written about this before and I haven't changed my mind.

The anthem should be a celebratory joint effort, not a performance.

2 comments:

Debra said...

Amen brother! Ummm ...I mean husband.

Bob Walker said...

That was one of the worst renditions of the national anthem I've ever heard. It was like she was using it as an audition piece to show us how many weird little things she could do with her voice.