For whatever reason, Canada's national anthem was not performed live before the All Star Game last night. Major League Baseball decided that a perfect counterpoint to bland Sheryl Crow's rendition of "Let's Go Kick Some Ass, U-S-A" would be a canned, military band recording of "O, Canada, Keep Sending Us Your Comedians and Hockey Players" blared out over the P.A.
"I wasn't very impressed with that to tell you the truth," Morneau said. "You figure they could find somebody to come and sing the song. They have a hockey team here, the Canadian teams play here.
"It's something that didn't really go over too well. I think if it happened the other way around, if they were playing in Toronto and they did that, it would have been a lot bigger deal. But nothing you can do about it."
Way to throw your hands in the air and give up, Justin. As bloggers and commenters, we can always revise history and help MLB pick out a decent Canadian artist to rep the Great Northern Climes. Since old warbler Gordon Lightfoot was vacationing in Thailand and therefore unavailable, which other Canadian musician would you have liked to see sing "O, Canada" and make Justin Morneau happy?