Sandy Alomar proudly watches daughter, Brianna, sing anthems

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Sandy Alomar has had a lot of memorable moments at the ballpark.

There was ‘the homer in the 1997 All-Star Game. The homer off Mariano Rivera in the 1997 American League Division Series. (Videos of each can be found at our new Progressive Field at 20 website.)

But Friday night was just as special: His 13-year-old daughter, Brianna, sang the American and Canadian national anthems before the Tribe’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field.

Brianna is an eighth-grader in Florida and aspiring singer. She’d done the national anthem once before, in Miami, and prior to her singing, Sandy said he tried to give her her space so as not to make her any more nervous.

Turns out, she wasn’t nervous at all.

“I asked her after the fact, ‘Are you nervous?’” Sandy said Sunday morning. “She said no, she was able to put her nerves aside. She did it front of a lot of people, and she did great.”

Brianna has long been interested in music, and has been singing and performing in plays for years. She performed well on Friday, in front of Tribe fans and her dad, who was shown on the Progressive Field scoreboard throughout her performances.

“I was more nervous for her, but she has great ability,” Sandy said.

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

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