In the past, The San Francisco Giants have had performers like the Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby sing the National Anthem before important games. For Game 3 of the NLCS, they went with a more modern choice, Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie. According to MTV, he’s no slouch on the diamond either.
It’s a pretty great gig, and Gibbard is definitely the right man for the job. Not only is he a self-confessed baseball nut, but he can throw a baseball 70 miles per hour and he has command of at least four pitches: a knuckler, a curveball and two different fastballs, a two-seamer and a four-seamer.