Ben Zobrist’s wife Julianna will sing the national anthem Monday before Game 3 of ALDS

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This recent trend of family member national anthems gets the HardballTalk seal of approval.

Andrew McCutchen’s mom Petrina belted it out before the Pirates’ NL Wild Card Game win over the Reds on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh and now Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Julianna Zobrist — the wife of Rays star Ben Zobrist — will perform “The Star Spangled Banner” before Monday’s ALDS Game 3 against the Red Sox in Tampa Bay.

Julianna Zobrist is a professional singer in the Christian Pop genre. Ben uses this track of hers as his walkup song:

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The Rays are down 0-2 in their best-of-five with Boston. Game 3’s matchup is Clay Buchholz vs. Alex Cobb.