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Old 11-08-2012, 09:22 AM
soxgirl617 soxgirl617 is offline
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Post 2005 WS Game 2: national anthem?

Who sang the national anthem at Game 2 of the 2005 World Series? I know Josh Groban sang at Game 1, but I can't for the life of me remember who sang at Game 2. (And I was at that game!) Google and You Tube searches have not turned up the answer, but I'm betting someone here will remember.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:52 AM
doogiec doogiec is offline
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Lou Rawls
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:19 AM
soxgirl617 soxgirl617 is offline
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Thank you! With that information, I was able to find photographic "evidence".

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:44 AM
XplodingScorbord XplodingScorbord is offline
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This brings to mind one of my favorite all-time posts here on WSI:

Originally Posted by ode to veeck View Post
one of Mrs Ode's mom's favorite old singers:

"I'm gonna sing circles around that douche bag from last night's anthem, then Mark's gonna lock up the Sox WS home field advantage for good!"
God only knows why I remember that, seven years later.
**Xploding Scorbord**
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:00 PM
GlassSox GlassSox is offline
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My wife & I were at that game.

Her all time favorite singer = Lou Rawls and she was wearing her Podsednik jersey. The beginning and the end!
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:25 AM
RadioheadRocks RadioheadRocks is offline
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If I'm not mistaken, that was one of his final performances before his death a few months later.

One of the downsides of the 2005 World Series DVD box set (aside from being subjected to mental midgets Buck and McCarver) is that Rawls' singing the National Anthem at Game 2 wasn't included, yet we still got Lyle Lovett singing "God Bless America" for Game 4.
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