If you listen to sports talk radio here in Boston, you know there are a lot of “local subplots” to the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs. But beyond Theo Epstein vs. Terry Francona, and a lineup of Jon Lester, Andrew Miller, Mike Napoli, David Ross, John Lackey, and whatever other former Boston Red Sox luminaries we’re forgetting as we watch the game, a surprise homegrown element showed up just before the first pitch this evening: Rachel Platten.
Platten is no stranger to Major League Baseball, as she sang “Fight Song” at the 2016 All-Star game at Petco Park in San Diego. And from all accounts, she did a decent job with our anthem.
Judge for yourself via the bootleg via below, and take note: Platten is nominated for Pop Artist of the Year in the 2016 Boston Music Awards. Who knows if she’ll show up to the House of Blues for the December 8 ceremony; she performs in Worcester three days earlier.