Joyce DiDonato, Kansas City’s most celebrated daughter since Dorothy, decided she had to go to the ball.
The Kansas Royals had made it to the World Series for the first time since 1985 and Joyce wanted to offer her support by singing the National Anthem. So she went online to drum up support. However, despite sharing top spot in a public poll with an American Idol winner, Joyce’s bid was ignored by the baseball authorities who chose a pack of popsters. She’s still boosting the Royals on a Euro tour video (see below), and the home orchestras is doing its level best to make up for the lack of classics on the diamond.
But if the baseball bosses can’t give a toss, should we really bother?