go to MSN.com
Found October 24, 2013 on The Nosebleeds:

Via The Nosebleeds:

Like he did in 2004 and 2007, James Taylor performed the National Anthem at Fenway Park before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday. Except, he almost didn’t. Either Taylor decided to put a twist on the beginning of the anthem or he accidentally started singing “America the Beautiful” instead. Either way, it was great because he’s still James Taylor.

[Video courtesy of Sports Pickle]

More from The Nosebleeds:
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Pedroia, Ellsbury, Victorino Gold Glove Finalists

Rawlings announced their Gold Glove finalists this morning and three Red Sox players are in the mix. Dustin Pedroia will compete with Robinson Cano and Ben Zobrist for second base honors. Jacoby Ellsbury will face off against Lorenzo Cain and Adam Jones for centerfield bragging rights. Shane Victorino will go toe-to-toe with Nick Markakis and Josh Reddick for right-field kudos. Winners...

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak: Jon Lester’s glove substance is a ‘non-issue’

If Jon Lester did indeed use some sort of substance like Vaseline or pine tar to doctor his pitches in Game 1 of the World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals are not concerned about it. When asked about photos and video clips that have been circulating the web on Thursday morning, Cardinals general manager John […]

Jon Lester And The Red Sox Down Cardinals In Game 1

Mike Napoli smashed a bases-loaded double off Adam Wainwright in the first inning, clearing the bases. The Boston Red Sox were in control from the get-go, and downed the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1. Sox starter Jon Lester turned in another excellent postseason outing, going 7.2 shutout innings, surrendering just five hits and a walk while striking out eight. This game was over...

WATCH: Umpires meet and overturn terrible call in first inning

The 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals isn’t even one inning old. But, already need robot umpires. Umpire Dana Demuth just made the worst call in the history of baseball at second base. It was first and second with one out when this play happened.  Luckily after Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to argue, and Demuth was overruled by his other...

Red Sox take 5-0 lead over Cards in WS opener

Mike Napoli hit a three-run double in the first, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a reversed call by umpires and sloppy St. Louis fielding to take a 5-0 lead over the Cardinals after three innings of the World Series opener on Wednesday night. Carlos Beltran prevented the game from becoming even more of an early blowout, reaching over the right-field wall to rob David Ortiz...

World Series Game 1 Tale of the Tape: Jon Lester vs Adam Wainwright

The Guru Contributing Writer With the 2013 World Series set to kickoff tonight, Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester faces off against the St. Louis Cardinals hard throwing right-hander Adam Wainwright in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. The two starters could not be more evenly matched.                                                          Here'...

Dana DeMuth, John Hirschbeck Explain Crucial Reversed Call From Game 1 of World Series

BOSTON — And John Farrell didn’t even have to throw a red challenge flag. Second base umpire Dana DeMuth made a terrible call in the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday. Fortunately for the Red Sox, the five other umpires joined DeMuth in reversing the call after Farrell came out to contest the initial ruling. It was a key moment in what was eventually an...

Red Sox “Fan” Leaves w/ 2 Outs, 2 Strikes In 9th Inning Of WS Game 1

A.B. If you’re an old lady in a crowded place, I can understand leaving early. I don’t care if it’s Game 1 of the 2013 World Series or the dinner rush at Bob Evans in a Florida retirement community. If you are old and tired, by all means, go home. But to wait until the Red Sox are literally 1 strike away from going up 1 game in the world series, is INSANE. Pink hats usually...

Harvard Doctor’s World Series Health Tips Include Naps, Exercise to Help Stress of Watching Red Sox

This really gives a new meaning to the phrase “diehard fan.” The Red Sox beat the Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night, and while the final score of 8-1 may make it seem like a one-sided affair, the rest of the series won’t necessarily go as smoothly. One Harvard medical professional, Dr. Michael Craig Miller, has put together a list of suggestions and...

DePodesta Explains Why He Passed On Michael Wacha

Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke to Paul DePodesta who rationalized why he passed on Michael Wacha and selected Gavin Cecchini with the 12th selection of the 2012 Draft. “Our guys liked Wacha a lot in 2012 — one of the top college pitchers on the board,” Mets VP of player development and amateur scouting told The Post on Friday. But the Mets also liked their organizational...

Game 2 Tale of the Tape: John Lackey vs. Michael Wacha

Game 2 of the 2013 World Series will feature the wily veteran versus the red-hot rookie. 11-year MLB starting pitcher John Lackey will look to put the Red Sox up 2-0 in the Series. Rookie sensation Michael Wacha, the NLCS MVP, will try to even things up for the St. Louis Cardinals.                                                            Here'...

Chris Carpenter again embraces role as cheerleader

ST. LOUIS (AP) Chris Carpenter was a helpless spectator in 2004 when the Cardinals were swept by the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. Nine years later, the teams are matched up again and he is sidelined with the same nerve-related condition in his pitching arm. The 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner, who grew up in New Hampshire rooting for Boston, understands this could be the end...

Things go wrong, quickly, for Cards

Carlos Beltran reached over the bullpen wall to deprive David Ortiz of a second-inning grand slam, then rubbed his right side in pain. He soon left the game and the ballpark, headed to the hospital for X-rays. Even the good defensive plays were costly for the Cardinals on an uncharacteristic night. One of the best-fielding teams in the league over the regular-season, the National...

Michael Wacha: How the changeup will help him in Game 2

The St. Louis Cardinals got blown out by the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the World Series–losing 8-1 despite having their ace, Adam Wainwright, on the mound. A costly miscue by Pete Kozma in the first inning when trying to turn a double play ball set the tone for the Cardinals, and the Red Sox took full advantage. The Cardinal defense, though it is known for its poor range,...

Cardinals keep winning without former MVP Pujols

ST. LOUIS (AP) Tony La Russa was always protective of his players, so it comes as no surprise that the former St. Louis Cardinals manager swims against the current when it comes to Albert Pujols. It's been two years since the three-time NL MVP played his last game in St. Louis, sprayed some champagne, boarded a parade vehicle, waved to adoring fans lining the streets and then...
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Who will be this year’s biggest NFL draft bust?

Every year a number of busts are selected in the first half of the draft. The biggest busts are those that are picked early in the event, and this year has a number of possibilities to claim the prize of being the biggest draft bust. Many believe Jadeveon Clowney has all the makings of one of the biggest busts in league history. With each passing day, it appears more and more certain...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  | 

Phil Jackson: Knicks players ripped Woodson after firing

In what sounds like the back door hitting fired Knicks coach Mike Woodson on the way out, new Knicks president Phil Jackson revealed that several players — during their exit interviews  — told him the club didn’t play as a team this season and relied solely on its talent, reported the N.Y. Post.The Knicks finished 37-45 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009...
Via The Other Paper
7 hours ago  | 

Steve Spurrier: Texans ‘have’ to take Jadeveon Clowney

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says the Houston Texans’ only option with the No. 1 pick in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft is to take star-studded edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney. “Yeah, I think you have to,” Spurrier said when asked by Dan Patrick if the Texans should take Clowney. “He’s a really good football player, and obviously pass rushing is what he does best,...
Via Gridiron Grit
2 hours ago  | 

Adam Silver reiterates he wants to raise NBA age limit

The one-and-done rule for college basketball is easily the most scrutinized and controversial rule in all of sports. But if the new NBA commissioner has his way, it won’t be around much longer. Adam Silver is close to wrapping up his first season as NBA commissioner, and he reiterated again on Thursday that he wants to eliminate the one-and-done rule. His proposal would raise the...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
2 hours ago  | 

Tiger Woods doing light chipping, return still uncertain

Tiger Woods has began light chipping and putting as he continues to rehab, his agent Mark Steinberg told reporters Wednesday. Woods, 38, underwent a microdisectomy March 31 to alleviate pain caused by a pinched nerve in his back.  The injury forced him to miss the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Masters. “He’s doing a little bit more and more each day,” Steinberg told...
Via Sports-Glory
6 hours ago  | 

Cashman on Pineda's pine tar incident: 'Embarrassed'

BOSTON — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who was sitting in the stands, wasn’t happy when his phone rang and the person on the other end pointed out pitcher Michael Pineda’s obvious pine tar use. He wasn’t too pleased after the game, either. Pineda was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park for having pine tar on...
Via NESN.com
4 hours ago  | 

Herschel Walker: I could still play in NFL at age 52

Former NFL running back Herschel Walker believes that he could be current NFL running back Herschel Walker if he really wanted to. Walker, who is now 52, made two Pro Bowls during his NFL career. He has remained in tremendous shape with mixed martial arts training and was even interested in wrestling at one point, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  | 

Why Wrigley Field still matters at 100

Most stadiums are just places to put butts. Like a living organism, it takes time for these inanimate objects to grow into something more meaningful. The majority of Major League ballparks have not yet had this opportunity — 24 of the 30 have been built in my lifetime, and I’m still young enough to have lived my whole life within the frame of MTV’s existence. Like a good child...
Via Rumors and Rants
10 hours ago  | 

Richard Sherman: Way people show respect is the dollars

Tweet Seattle Seahawks outspoken cornerback Richard Sherman feels he is the best corner in the NFL and will tell you — and anyone who’s within earshot — that he’s the best. He also feels that if the Seahawks feel he is the best as well, then they’ll pony up with a lucrative contract extension. “Whatever they feel I am due. I will take it as respect,” Sherman...
Via Los That Sports Blog
5 hours ago  | 

James Harden gets in argument with reporter, calls him ‘weirdo’

James Harden is struggling, and that is one of the reasons the Houston Rockets have put themselves in an extremely vulnerable position as they head to Portland in an 0-2 series hole against the Trail Blazers. Harden was just 6 of 19 from the field in Game 2, finishing with 18 points and five turnovers. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  | 
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.