Baseball season officially begins in the Big Apple when the New York Mets take on the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on March 31st. While the upcoming 2014 season for the Mets is questionable at best, hopes are always high before the first pitch. The honor of singing the National Anthem will go to The Whiptones, a teenage Doo-Wop acappella quartet from Whippany, New Jersey.
The Whiptones bested 150 other contestants looking to take the field on opening day. The four young men — Mike “The Master” Mastellone, Matt “Sir” Korzen, Derek “Ritz” Ritschel, and Brad “The Bass” Ritschel — stopped into the CBS-FM studio to speak with Scott Shannon and perform live on air.
“My father’s been playing the music around the house for as long as I can remember and I have always been in love with it,” says Mike, founder of The Whiptones. “A couple of years ago I got my friends to fall in love with it as well and we’ve been doing it ever since.”
Watch the full interview plus The Whiptones’ performance of a special Doo-Wop treat for Mr. G above.
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