Steven Brault Was Nervous About Singing National Anthem Before Pirates Game

The Starkey & Mueller Show
June 20, 2018 - 8:11 pm
Pittsburgh Pirates' Steven Brault

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Pirates pitcher Steven Brault showed us on Tuesday night that he’s a man of many talents as he sang the national anthem prior to the teams game with the Brewers.

Brault joined The Starkey and Mueller Show to talk about his performance and how he thought it went.

Brault talked about how nervous he was and the “support” he got from his teammates.

“I was pretty nervous,” Brault told us.  “Going into it, my very supportive, and I say that in a very sarcastic tone, teammates were giving me the ‘Hey, don’t forget the words!  Don’t crack, that would be terrible!’  Really just wanting ammo against me.”

Most baseball players have pregame routines, and Brault said he used that same philosophy for getting ready for The National Anthem.

“I’ve seen so many anthems in my baseball career already and I’ve seen some really bad mishaps, you know people forget the words, some people just start too high, some people are just terrible and that’s kind of tough.  But really, when it comes down to it, if you had a microphone on my mouth all day yesterday, it was me mumbling the National Anthem over and over and over again even though I sang it and heard it a million times.”

Click the audio to hear more from Brault about singing The National Anthem and how painful it is watching people stink at it in front of big crowds.