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Mary J. Blige Singing the National Anthem at the World Series is the Most Underwhelming News Story of the Century

(Source) “Major League Baseball better get ready for a world-class performance!

 Yahoo Music can exclusively reveal that Mary J. Blige has been tapped to sing the national anthem at Game 1 of the 2013 World Series on Wednesday, when the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals take the field at Fenway Park.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to perform the National Anthem,” Blige, who has sold more than 50 million records, including eight multiplatinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus 29 nominations) and four American Music Awards, dished. “I’ve conducted countless performances across the globe throughout my illustrious career, but performing the anthem at Yankees Stadium during the 2009 World Series was beyond a thrill, and so I’m looking forward to again being a part of baseball’s great history.”

While she’s clearly a fan of America’s favorite pastime, Blige has also been busy working on a grandslam of her own: her new holiday album, “A Mary Christmas,” which she released October 15.

Baseball fans are surely in for a treat since Blige is known for belting out powerhouse performances. We’re sure she’ll knock this one right outta the park. The question is: will she be rooting for the Sox or the Cardinals?

The 2013 MLB World Series airs on Fox, with Game 1 launching at 7:30 p.m. ET.”

I don’t hate Mary J. I actually think she’s great, but I don’t want her singing the national anthem at Fenway for game 1. Would it be so hard for the Sox to get a singer/ band who’s actually from Boston to perform? Aerosmith, James Taylor, Dropkick Murphys are just a few names that come to mind. Instead they go with a native New Yorker and longtime Yankee fan. Smart move. I really think we should all stop kidding ourselves and get George Michael a one way flight to Boston and get the entire stadium sobbing uncontrollably.

– Ryan

Mike Rowe is a Superhero

Apparently Mike Rowe used to be an opera singer. Now I need him to narrate my every move and be my life coach. It’s the next logical step after an acclaimed music and television career.

– Ryan

P.S. People might take this the wrong way, but I want to steal his vocal cords and surgically replace them with mine.

Jo Jo Offerman Is Singing The National Anthem At Summerslam, Which Reminds Me: Isn’t Her Dad Insane?

Jo Jo Offerman, a WWE developmental Diva and star of the E! show Total Divas, is singing the national anthem this Sunday at WWE Summerslam. She’s beautiful, a great singer and very talented in the ring.

Pretty normal news story right? Except for the fact that her father, former MLB player Jose Offerman, is insane. In 2007, he was arrested for assault after hitting a pitcher and catcher IN THE HEAD WITH A BAT.

Now I’m sure after somebody does that, they’re never allowed to play the game again. Wrong. Three years later, Offerman punched an umpire while disputing a call.

Those of you who are going to say “well he didn’t actually connect with the punch” are really missing the point. Following this incident, Jose was banned for life by the Dominican Winter League, which apparently means nothing, considering the ban was lifted in February of this year.

Let’s hope Jo Jo does the national anthem justice this Sunday, and pray to God she leaves her dad at home.

– Ryan

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