The famous singer James Taylor was tapped to sing the National Anthem to kick off World Series game one. His performance was met with some backlash on social media.
According to Fox News:
James Taylor sang the national anthem before the first pitch of the Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night — but not all fans were enthused by his performance.
Taylor, 70, sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of a packed crowd at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox took on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Some social media users took exception to the legendary singer being tapped for the occasion.
“’How (do) we sell baseball to a new generation?’” one user wrote in a mocking tweet. “’James Taylor?’”
“Nothing calls up that killer instinct like James Taylor on his acoustic guitar. –Nobody, ever,” another user wrote.
Some people including famed baseball broadcaster Peter Gammons thought that the performance was fitting.