Bob Seger doesn't want to jinx the Tigers
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger said he won't sing the national anthem before any of the Tigers' home games during the World Series because Detroit lost after he sang the anthem before Game 1 of the 2006 Series.
|Bob Seger sang the national anthem before Game 1 of the 2006 World Series at Comerica Park. (Getty Images)|
Detroit native Bob Seger says he won't sing the national anthem during the upcoming World Series because he is afraid he's a jinx to the Tigers.
"I told my manager Punch [Andrews], make sure they know I'm not doing any anthems, because in 2006 I did one and we lost," Seger told WCSX-FM in Detroit (via the Detroit News). "So I'm going to do my part for the Tigers, and I promise them I will do no anthems. I'm taking one for the team."
Seger sang the anthem before Game 1 of the 2006 World Series against the Cardinals. The Cardinals won that game 7-2 and went on to win the Series in five games.
Seger said he sees a different outcome this time: "I think it's going to go seven. And I don't think they can beat [Justin] Verlander two out of three times."
Aretha Franklin is scheduled to sing the anthem at Monday's potential Game 5 at Comerica Park, the newspaper reported. Franklin sang the anthem before Game 3 of the American League Championship Series last year, a game the Tigers won 5-2.
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