It's been an odd couple of days for the Cubs.
First, a goat head was anonymously sent to Wrigley Field.
Then, prospect Jorge Soler was involved in a bench-clearing incident at Class-A Daytona.
The trend continued Thursday, as the Cubs' pregame ceremony included a rather... special version of the national anthem. Just take a listen for yourself.
Today's gem has us thinking back to some of the most memorable renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" performed at sporting events.
A much more heartwarming moment occurred before the start of a 2003 NBA playoff game between the Blazers and Mavericks. Portland head coach Mo Cheeks gave a classy assist to Natalie Gilbert, who was in tears after she forgot the words in the middle of the song.
It would be a slip-up if we failed to recall the young woman who forgot the words, then fell on the ice during her rendition at a hockey game between Canada and the United States.