VIDEO: Here is the Petrina McCutchen anthem TBS didn't air

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Prior to Tuesday night's NL wild-card game between the Pirates and Reds, Andrew McCutchen's mother Petrina sang the national anthem before a sold out PNC Park. The crowd joined in before Mother McCutchen hugged her son and sent him off to play. It was a rather awesome moment prior to the first playoff game in the ballpark's history (and the first in Pittsburgh since 1992).

Of course, TBS didn't bother to show any of it. They didn't show the anthem, didn't show the baseline introductions, didn't show the ceremonial first pitch. Nothing. So, to make up for that, here is the anthem:

While you're at it, I recommend reading this Awful Announcing post by Amanda Rykoff tearing into TBS for their (lack of) coverage of the pre-game ceremonies. They really dropped the ball.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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