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04-05-2005, 11:18 AM
We got a little held up gettin in the gate yesterday, who sang the Anthem and who threw out the first pitch?

04-05-2005, 11:26 AM
From the MLB Website:

Chicago native U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Efrain Moreno of the 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Division, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Moreno and his unit were involved in combat operations to support Operation Iraqi Freedom in the fight for Baghdad in 2003. Jack Rooney, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular, also will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Grammy-nominated Jive Records recording artist and Chicago native Syleena Johnson will sing the national anthem. After that, a 150-by-300-foot American flag will be presented and displayed in center field by sailors from Naval Station Great Lakes, as two U.S. Navy S-3B Viking aircraft from Jacksonville, Fla., fly over the ballpark.

04-05-2005, 01:45 PM
thanks, i caught the fly by but the rest was a mystery due to the rather large crowd getting in the gate and the long drive from Purdue up to the Cell.

Thanks again!