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

Novak Djokovic and girlfriend expecting first baby

Novak Djokovic announced some big news on Thursday — he and longtime girlfriend/fiancee Jelena Ristic are expecting their first baby. Nole announced the news via Twitter: Jelena is pregnant!!!We will be parents soon! #blessed Postacemo roditelji uskoro!!! #najsrecniji @JelenaRisticNDF pic.twitter.com/8WG1hocGIk — Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) April 24, 2014 Djokovic and Ristic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  | 

Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon accused of rape in civil lawsuit

Alfredo Simon pitches against the Pirates in April 2014 (Credit: Associated Press) According to Rachel Axon of USA Today, Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Alfredo Simon has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit filed in Washington DC Superior Court. The woman, who filed the lawsuit as ‘Jane Doe’, is seeking $15 million in damages total ($5 million in compensatory damages and $10...
Via Reading Between The Seams
5 hours ago  | 

Jason Collins makes TIME's list of 100 most influential people

Veteran NBA center Jason Collins came out last year as the first openly gay player in any professional American sport. For this display of courage and individuality, Collins has been placed on TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list. Per CBS: TIME revealed its annual list this week, with Collins in the “Pioneers” section among the likes of outspoken Seattle Seahawks...
Via New York Sports-Kings
15 hours ago  | 

Michael Pineda suspended 10 games for using pine tar

Major League Baseball suspended New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda 10 games on Thursday for using a foreign substance in Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 25-year-old was ejected in the second inning after the umpire checked out the substance. Pineda confirmed the substance was pine tar in his postgame comments in the visiting locker...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  | 

Seahawks too good to put home games on in prime-time?

Amid arguably a little too much fanfare, the regular season schedules for each and every NFL team was released on Wednesday evening. Of course in doing so, fans and media learned which teams landed the heavily coveted appearances during prime-time coverage. Prime-time games now amount to three weekly showcases, of course being “Sunday Night Football” […] The post Seattle Seahawks...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 hours ago  | 

Report: Texans considering trading with Falcons for #1 pick

The 2014 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, and there is still no clear answer on what the Houston Texans will do with the number one overall pick. While there have been rumors that Houston is interested in everyone from Jadaveon Clowney to Johnny Manziel, recent reports seem to indicate that the Texans are likely to trade the pick. ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that most teams are...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 hours ago  | 

Josh McRoberts fined $20,000 for elbow to LeBron's throat

Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts has been fined $20,000 for his forearm/elbow to LeBron James’ throat, the NBA announced Thursday. McRoberts’ foul, which occurred with 50 seconds remaining during the Miami Heat’s 101-97 win over the Bobcats Wednesday, has been upgraded to a Flagrant 2. “Just kind of got caught up in the air there,” McRoberts said. “Came for...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago  | 

Possible first-round draft pick Bradley Roby arrested for OVI

Rob Kunz of 10 TV in Columbus reports that Ohio State CB Bradley Roby was arrested Sunday for operating a vehicle under the influence in Columbus, Ohio.  Kunz adds that Roby has a court date scheduled for Friday. This is a bad look for a guy who is in the discussion to be a first-round pick. Roby is one of the 30 prospects who will be in attendance for this year’s NFL draft...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 hours ago  | 

Report: Aldon Smith avoids felony charge in airport incident

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will not be charged with a felony for his alleged “false report of a bomb threat” at Los Angeles International Airport. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced in a press release Thursday it has passed Smith’s case to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor consideration, CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco...
Via cover32 - 49ers
12 hours ago  | 

Dana White fine with Ronda Rousey calling Cyborg an 'it'

If it wasn’t crystal clear before, it certainly is now. UFC president Dana White has Ronda Rousey’s (pictured) back, no matter what. Rousey ignited a firestorm last week when she told Yahoo! Sports that Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino has transformed from a woman into an “it” due to countless years of steroid abuse. “This girl has been on steroids...
Via 5thRound.com
9 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.