If there was a referee on the field at Fenway Park Thursday night, James Taylor would have gotten flagged for a false start.
The legendary singer was supposed to perform the “Star-Spangled Banner” during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series, but accidentally bellowed out the first line of “America the Beautiful” instead.
Listen to the flub:
Taylor was reportedly supposed to sing “America the Beautiful” – as he did prior to Game 2 of the 2004 and 2007 Red Sox World Series’ runs – but there was a last-minute change.
Boston Marathon bombing survivors later sang “America the Beauitful” during the seventh-inning stretch.
Confused yet? Well, so are we, so we don’t really blame Taylor, who made a seamless transition.