John Oates Pinch-Hits For His Partner

noah | October 28, 2008 10:30 am
Daryl Hall was originally slated to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Game 5 of the World Series last night, but a bout with the flu resulted in the other half of Hall & Oates stepping up to the mic and ably filling in. Surely I’m not the only one who thinks the outsized bombast that accompanied Oates’ performance was a sign that Philadelphia was really planning on sewing everything up last night, before the rains came and blew the last 2 1/2 innings of the game away. (Wait–does this mean that Oates is going to reprise his performance whenever the game eventually starts up again?) [YouTube]