VIDEO: Here is the Petrina McCutchen anthem TBS didn't air
Andrew McCutchen's mother Petrina sang the National Anthem prior to Tuesday's NL wild-card game. Here's the video since TBS didn't show it.
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.
Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29 -- the earliest opening day in MLB history
The World Series champion and big-time wrestling fan was on hand Sunday night
The Brewers have very few payroll commitments moving forward
The new, lighter hats will replace embroidered logos with beveled rubber badges
Chipper Jones and Jim Thome join holdovers Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero
Another team rumored to be interested in Stanton has confirmed their interest