Bob Seger Refusing to Sing National Anthem at World Series
Detroit native Bob Seger is refusing to sing the National Anthem at the World Series but it's not like it sounds.
Singer, song writer and Detroit native Bob Seger says he will not be singing the Star Spangled Banner at the World Series games between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants, but it's not like it sounds.
Bob says that he's refusing to sing the song and in a way is supporting the team in the process. He says he's going to root, root, root for the home team, but he is not going to be a part of the pre-game hooplah at Comerica Park because the last time the Tigers were in the World Series in 2006, he sang the National Anthem and the Tigers lost and he doesn't want to jinx them so he's "taking one for the team" and not singing before the game.
Bob says he feels that the Tigers have the talent to win the World Series, but it's going to be tough to beat the Giants. San Fran won the game last night 8-3; largely in part to Pablo Sandoval's three home runs and Justin Verlander not being on his A game. Game two is tonight again in San Francisco. Matthew Morrison from the cast of Glee will be singing the National Anthem.
In other Detroit-related news, there's a Tigers fan in Detroit who is willing to trade his house for a pair of tickets to the World Series. There's just one problem: Detroit is in the middle of one of the worst housing crises in the country and the tickets to the game likely cost more than his house.
The ad says the home needs a little work, but if you're willing, he will consider "every ticket offer". Two standing room only tickets will set you back anywhere between $700 and $1800. The guy figures the house would sell for about $2500 on the open market.
Would you trade tickets for a house?