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Mets' anthem auditions

Andrew Baransky of Dix Hills, a plebe at

Andrew Baransky of Dix Hills, a plebe at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, auditions for a chance to sing the national anthem at Mets games during the team's annual anthem auditions at Citi Field. (March 14, 2011) Photo Credit: David Pokress

Long Island a cappella singers made an impressive showing at the Mets' annual anthem auditions at Citi Field, where hundreds camped out to be among the first 100 guaranteed a chance to try out to open a game with "The Star-Spangled Banner" this season. READ THE STORY.

From left, judges Nicole Hesse, Tina Mannix and
Photo Credit: David Pokress

From left, judges Nicole Hesse, Tina Mannix and Sarah Lee Owensby listen to a singer audition during the Mets' annual anthem auditions at Citi Field. (March 14, 2011)

From left, judges Nicole Hesse, Tina Mannix and
Photo Credit: David Pokress

From left, judges Nicole Hesse, Tina Mannix and Sarah Lee Owensby listen as singers audition for a chance to sing the national anthem at Mets games during the team's annual anthem auditions at Citi Field. (March 14, 2011)

Paul Askedall of Farmingdale auditions for a chance
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Paul Askedall of Farmingdale auditions for a chance to sing the national anthem at Mets games during the team's annual anthem auditions at Citi Field. (March 14, 2011)

Andrew Baransky of Dix Hills, a plebe at
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Andrew Baransky of Dix Hills, a plebe at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, auditions for a chance to sing the national anthem at Mets games during the team's annual anthem auditions at Citi Field. (March 14, 2011)

Cassandra Whitehead, 12, of upstate Millerton, auditions for
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Cassandra Whitehead, 12, of upstate Millerton, auditions for a chance to sing the national anthem at Mets games during the team's annual anthem auditions at Citi Field. (March 14, 2011)

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