By Ellen Bell, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
It was my New Year’s resolution. A dare, if you will.
Over the years I had listened to many National Anthem singers at the ballpark. One day, I said to myself,
“I can do that.”
I’m not really sure what drove me to call the Angels Front Office to inquire about an audition in January of 1998. But for whatever the reason, I made the call, recorded a short cassette tape, and mailed it in. I told myself that the dare was complete. I had made the effort and followed through. Mission accomplished.
Then I got the call.
I came home to find a message from the Angels on my answering machine, wondering if I’d like to sing the National Anthem in April. My kids, who were only 6 and 3 at the time, wanted to know why my face looked funny.
“Mommy’s gonna sing at the Angels game,” I answered weakly.
“Will you be on that giant TV screen in the field?” Tyler asked.
I had to sit down.
When the big day arrived and I drove to the s...