Mary J. Blige got baseball's World Series underway by performing America's National Anthem at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday evening (23Oct13). Blige was an odd choice for the honour as she's a die-hard fan of the Boston Red Sox's rivals the New York Yankees. James Taylor will sing the Star-Spangled Banner before Thursday night's (24Oct13) game between the Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. He says, "It's hard to believe for a Red Sox fan that we're actually going back to the World Series... I guess the message is that Sox fans can never give up hope despite the roller coaster we're usually on."