Teams have been known to go to extraordinary lengths to get an edge. But the Cleveland Indians swear Thursday night’s choice of pre-game singer is not a piece of gamesmanship.
Danielle Peck, a country music singer who also happened to date Red Sox ace pitcher Josh Beckett, will sing the national anthem and “God Bless America” at tonight’s Game 5 in Cleveland. Beckett is scheduled to start the game for Boston.
“It’s an incredible coincidence. Honestly,” said Indians spokesman Bob DiBiasio.
Though rooting for the Red Sox over the Indians (despite having family in Cleveland, more of my family is from New England), I want this to be intentional. That would be so funny.