Opera star Joyce DiDonato did just fine singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 7 Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Then, as the longtime Royals fan from Kansas was walking off the field, she tripped in the batter's box and managed to catch herself. But after regaining her balance, the Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano took another step or two and fell to the dirt, as dramatically as she might on the stages of the world's greatest opera houses.
The 45-year-old DiDonato laughed at her misstep and the Kansas City crowd cheered her effort.
Before Game 5 in San Francisco, county singer Aaron Lewis messed up the lyrics to the anthem. Lewis, acclaimed as the lead singer of the metal band Staind, later apologized for the mistake.