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DC singer belts national anthem on Opening Day, despite baseball not being played

On what should have been the World Series champion's home opener, a fan known as the voice of D.C. sports sang his heart out anyways.

WASHINGTON — If you have ever attended a major sporting event in Washington, D.C., then you’ve probably heard DC Washington -- yes that's his real name -- sing the National Anthem. 

For the last decade, Dwight Clyde Washington, a.k.a. DC Washington, has become the voice of Washington sports. He got his start 15 years ago singing the national anthem for the Redskins. Most recently, he sang the national anthem at the first World Series game held in D.C. in 86 years. 

On the day that should have seen the World Series champion Nationals take the field for their home opener, Washington decided he'd belt the anthem out, despite baseball being on hold, due to the spread of coronavirus. 

"We are facing a great challenge as a country right now," Washington said. "At some point in time we will get through this and the park will be open and we’ll have the opportunity to see that banner unfurled saying we are the 2019 World Series champions." 

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Major League Baseball decided to suspend the season indefinitely on March 13. 

Washington does say when baseball is back, he would love to sing the national anthem when the Nationals raise their 2019 World Series banner before their home opener. 

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