Event photos: Linda English-Holland sings the National Anthem
18 August 2001 - Cleveland
Hello dear folks!
"Cleveland was wonderful! We have a video tape of me
singing our National Anthem at Jacobs Field before the Cleveland
Indians game with the Anaheim Angels, which the Indians
(above) Linda English-Holland's name on the Jumbo-Tron, her image
is to the right
"The Cleveland Indians are a great organization. They
treated us as if we
were royalty - but I think they treat everyone that way.
After I sang, I met the owner, who personally thanked me
for the "very nice addition to today's game" and
I rode up on the elevator with him. He was a very nice,
very cordial gentleman. I was also invited back to sing
(above) Jumbo-Tron view during the singing of the National Anthem
(above) Actor/comedian Jay Mohr wih Linda
"After I went back to my seat, Jay Mohr, comedian
and actor, was sitting
behind me. As I stepped over to my seat he asked, "You
just sang the
National Anthem, didn't you? I heard the first two notes
out of your mouth and I said 'She's a pro!'" He was
funny and charming and we had a marvelous time. He was Bob
Sugar in "Jerry Maguire" - he was also in "Picture
Perfect," "Pay It Forward," "The Wedding
Planner" and he sits in for Regis Philbin on the morning
show, "Live with Regis and ..." when Regis has
other obligations. I have a photo of him too - he posed
with me. He was a very nice guy and we were quite impressed
"…I cannot say enough good things about the Cleveland Indians, their staff, their stadium, their hotdogs, their roasted peanuts, their offices, - it was just a wonderful experience! I never cared much for baseball before but the Cleveland Indians will always be my favorite team! I can hardly wait to go up and sing again next summer. If we go when they play Toronto, I will get to sing the Canadian National Anthem and then our National Anthem. I would like to do that."
"Another special thing about singing for the Indians this year is that they are celebrating their 100th Anniversary. The team was founded in 1901 and they are charter members of the American League. See? I now know more about baseball than I ever thought I would..."