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Chicago White Sox superstar Jose Abreu revealed its his dream to sing the National Anthem before a game down the road.
In recent years, Jose Abreu has solidified himself as one of the best players in the American League. We saw that last year, with him beating out the competition and taking home MVP honors after a sensational 2020 for the Chicago White Sox.
With Abreu’s superstar status, you’d think he’s grown a bit of an ego. Not so fast. Abreu is incredibly humble and has always said how grateful he is to be able to play the game he loves so much, especially in the USA. That’s why he didn’t hold back in saying he’d really enjoy singing the National Anthem before a game.
Jose Abreu would love to sing the National Anthem for fans before he retires
“My plan is to do it with all the Latinos (on the team), and the way that I want to do it is to show the respect for this country, this community that has welcomed us,” Abreu said via NBC Sports Chicago. “I think that’s the right way to do it.
“I would like to do that before my career ends. I don’t know when. But that’s something that is definitely on the wish list.”
As you can tell, Abreu has no problems getting emotional talking about his life in the United States. A native of Cruces, Cuba, Abreu was downright phenomenal last season for Chicago. He finished the campaign with 19 homers and a league-leading 60 runs batted in. Add in his .317 batting average and it’s easy to see why he was named MVP.
Now that he’s 34, Abreu knows he’s on the back end of his playing days. However, he’s still got plenty left in the tank and will always do his best for the Chicago faithful. Before he does hang up his cleats, we’ll see if he ends up stepping up to the mic and singing the anthem with everything he’s got.