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I Find It Hard To Believe Canadian Songbird Anne Murray Wasn’t Available

morneau-canadaanne_murrayJustin Morneau is mad as hell and he’s not going to take this anymore!

Prior to yesterday’s All-Star Game, the MLB had Sheryl Crow sing “The Star Spangled Banner” but when it came time for the Canadian National Anthem, no performer came forward. Instead, a pre-recorded version of “O Canada” was piped in through Busch Stadium’s sound sytem, and the Canadian Morneau was none too pleased.

“I wasn’t very impressed with that to tell you the truth,” Morneau said. “You figure they could find somebody to come and sing the song. They have a hockey team here, the Canadian teams play here.

Goddamn right. This slight against our Cancukistani neighbors to the north will not stand. Not if Justin Morneau has anything to do with it.

“It’s something that didn’t really go over too well. I think if it happened the other way around, if they were playing in Toronto and they did that, it would have been a lot bigger deal. But nothing you can do about it.”

You know what? Maybe Morneau and his fellow Canadian baseball players will secede from the MLB and start their own professional baseball league. Say goodbye to Matt Stairs, Jason Bay, Ryan Dempster, Erik Bedard and Rich Harden, among dozens a couple others, Bud Selig.

You have disgraced the Canadian people one too many times. Sure, they’re too polite to say anything about it, but I’m not.

Canadian baseball players, they can take your dignity, but they will never take…YOUR FREEDOM!!!

Or something like that. I kind of lost my train of thought there for a second. I guess I must have drifting away to the soothing sounds of “Snowbird” playing in my head.

Yeah. That was nice.

Morneau miffed Canadian anthem gets taped treatment [Star Tribune]