Patrick Stump National Anthem World Series Video: Watch “Star-Spangled Banner” Performance!
Patrick Stump sang the National Anthem at Game Three of the 2016 World Series between the Cubs and the Indians on Friday. Watch below!
As Gossip Cop has reported, the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians are facing off in a historic match-up as neither team has been in the World Series in decades. For the Cubs, tonight marks the first World Series played at the iconic Wrigley Field since 1945.
And Stump, the lead singer of Fall Out Boy, is no doubt honored to be a part of it. The performer was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in Glenview, both northern suburbs of Chicago. Fall Out Boy has long been considered a Chicago band, with the group’s music peppered with references to the city.
It was only announced earlier Friday that Stump would get to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner,” and that afternoon, band mate and fellow Chicago area native Pete Wentz held a “#PeteWentzTalksCubs” chat on Twitter. Asked his favorite player, the bassist amusingly replied, “patrick stump probably… maybe fowler after him ;).”
Wentz was also asked if he and Patrick, with the rest of Fall Out Boy, “ever get too competitive over sports.” The answer: “i think me and andy have been competitive with each other but only in a brotherly kind of way….,” he said, referring to Andy Hurley, the Fall Out Boy drummer. As for Stump, he actually hasn’t tweeted since February, so no comment from him. Watch full video of his National Anthem performance below!