The Caps’ home opener maybe wasn’t the world’s biggest success, on the ice, at least.
But, among other highlights, fans seemed to get a pretty good kick out of the pre-game National Anthem, which was a duet between longtime singers Caleb Green and Bob McDonald. My colleague Benjamin Sumner reports that this was the first time Green and McDonald had done such a duet at a Caps game, although they’ve performed it in a quartet, and done the duet at a Hershey Bears game.
The anthem was shown before Comcast SportsNet’s game coverage, and the social media response was strong.
— William Stilwell (@LoudGoat) January 22, 2013
The Good: BOB MCDONALD AND CALEB GREEN ARE DUETING FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT TONIGHT’S #CAPS GAME. Sorry for shouting, but this is awesome.
— Eddie Pasa (@EddiePasa) January 22, 2013
Bob McDonald and Caleb Green singing the national anthem together is chills inducing. Hockey is back in DC #Caps
— Molly Astrid (@WeWillBonzai) January 23, 2013
Me likey Bob and Caleb singin’ the anthem together… #caps
— TFB (@slapbetcomish) January 23, 2013
— Cheryl Nichols (@cnichols14) January 23, 2013
— Bob Somerville (@Scotboy56) January 23, 2013
Caleb Green and Bob McDonald need to sing the national anthem like this more often.Good job.#washcaps
— Richard Farino (@richardfarino) January 23, 2013
Thus, please find the anthem below, for your viewing and listening pleasure.