Baseball Fans In For A Whole Lotta McGraw

Lucas Jensen | October 23, 2008 3:30 am

Major League Baseball has announced the musical guests for Games 3 and 4 of the World Series, and Game 3 will serve as a veritable tribute to the McGraw family, whose scion, ace closer Tug McGraw, pitched the Phillies to their World Series victory in 1980. Tug’s son, country star Tim McGraw, will take the field with a local Boys and Girls Club to help throw out the first pitch in honor of his late father. And who, pray tell, is singing the national anthem? Pennsylvania native Taylor Swift, whose 2006 single “Tim McGraw” catapulted her to country stardom! It’s so nice when things work out like this. Game 4 will feature the incomparable Patti LaBelle singing the national anthem–a fine choice, though I was kinda hoping for Man Man or Pattern is Movement. Fun fact about Patti LaBelle: instead of wearing stockings she coats her legs in Vaseline and gold dust! (Thanks, Leigh!) []