From Hippies to Hipsters

Justin October 19, 2010 1

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.

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  1. HOVA October 19, 2010 at 7:43 pm -

    I was wondering why I heard fighter jets fly overhead around 1pm today…

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