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Inside The Classics: Twins strike out when selecting Anthem singers

The Twins have been successful on so many levels with the new Target Field. However, there is one area where it appears the Twins have totally dropped the ball….

Dear Minnesota Twins,

Surely you know that I love you deeply, eternally, and unconditionally. And it is because of that love, and my conviction that open and honest communication only strengthens our relationship, that I must ask you, in all seriousness, the following question:

Why do you persist in inviting dozens upon dozens of elementary school “choirs” to sing the National Anthem at your games, despite overwhelming evidence that…

a) …they cannot sing that song,

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b) …they probably can’t sing much of anything else, either,

c) …they aren’t actually “choirs” in the sense of being divided into parts and expected to harmonize (or sing in tune) with each other,

d) …absolutely no one thinks it’s cute unless his/her actual kid is in the group, and

e) …there is no shortage of people (including children!) available who can actually sing/play The Star-Spangled Banner quite nicely?

I’m only asking. Out of love. xoxo


This post was originally published by Sam Bergman on Inside the Classics.