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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.

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