Singer-songwriter and Ryan Montbleau Band front man Ryan Montbleau has been to a ton of
Red Sox baseball games since he was a child as his father was a season ticketholder from
time Ryan was nine until he turned 24. Montbleau has never hidden his love for his
team, so we can only imagine how excited he must be to have one of his dreams come true
he sings the National Anthem at Fenway Park on Friday night.
When the Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees in a heartbreaking Game Seven of the 2003
American League Championship Series, Montbleau penned a song about the stunning loss called "Champions Of Glorious Defeat."
one year later, when the Red Sox avenged their defeat and beat the Yankees on the way to
team's first world championship in 86 years, Montbleau rechristened the song "Champions"
and took special pride in performing it for New York fans.
The Boston Red Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays this Friday, with the game set to start
UPDATE 9/20: Montbleau has shared this video, recorded by Paul Hoffman of Greensky
Bluegrass, of his Fenway Park soundcheck:
[Published on: 9/16/13]