Major League Baseball has scheduled the 2006 All-Star game in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Generally, I could care less about baseball but in this case I’ll make an exception.
According to the Observer-Reporter newspaper, fans of Pittsburgh-area guitarist Tony Janflone Jr. have started a grass-roots effort to convince the decision-makers to consider Tony for the honor of performing his rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at the event which will have an international telvison audience.
If you want to help support the effort, here’s some of the folks you can contact:
The Pittsbugh Pirates
PNC Park at North Shore
115 Federal Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Major League Baseball
MLB Advanced Media L.P.
75 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Look for the email link at the bottom of each page.