After a pretty exciting weekend, the World Series enters its first elimination round tonight in Philadelphia. The New York Yankees will square off against the Philadelphia Phillies in game five tonight, and the Yanks could take home their first championship in a decade and their 27th overall. So far, the at-bat music has definitely dictated the tenor of the series, and last night's heroics courtesy of Alex Rodriguez must have something to do with the fact that he adopted a Jay-Z song as his entrance tune. The musical guests have fallen off a big since the second game (when Jigga and Alicia Keys elevated Yankee Stadium with a rendition of "Empire State of Mind"). The cast of "Glee" performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" over the weekend, but tonight's guest may seem a little odd but is certainly welcome. Alanis Morissette will pay a visit tonight, and she'll sing the national anthem before the game starts (and if asked nice, maybe she'll croon "Oh Canada" as well).
It's been a busy couple of athletic days for Morissette, as she ran the New York Marathon yesterday to benefit the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (the same charity that Edward Norton was supporting with his run). Morissette finished the race in four hours and 28 minutes.
Just in case you don't want to watch the Yanks and Phils go at it tonight (we're talking to you, Mets fans) but still want to see some sports stars in a vaguely athletic context, tune in for Morissette's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and then switch over to tonight's episode of "WWE Raw," which will be hosted tonight by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. In the meantime, prepare yourself for Alanis' song tonight with "Hand in my Pocket."