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Inside The Classics: Twins strike out when selecting Anthem singers

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,

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.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by dan buechler on 05/24/2010 - 04:55 pm.

    You so mean. I send my kid over to your house to trick and treat. This time no treats you get tricked.
    Point well taken but hey its no skin off my nose.

  2. Submitted by Rick Prescott on 05/25/2010 - 12:56 am.

    Frankly, the adults I’ve heard so far this season haven’t been much better.

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