Memo to the first-place White Sox:
If you make it to the World Series, I have taken the liberty, on the authority of no one, to ask none other than Jennifer Hudson if she’d be interested in singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the first home game on the South Side of Chicago.
Spoiler alert: She’s all-in.
“You do understand, that’s one of my dreams,” Hudson told me Thursday. “As a little girl riding through the city of Chicago, I used to dream of singing [at Comiskey Park]. My grandmother — and that’s who I got my voice from — used to love to watch baseball. I would watch with her.
“And it’s still one of my dreams. I would absolutely love to sing [the national anthem] if they make it.”
Not that I have any sway whatsoever in the matter, but as Hudson said, “Yes, you do, if you write it. I love this idea. This is our pact. It’s going to happen, and you’re going to write about it again, you’re going to say, ‘I wrote it and it happened,’ and you can take all the credit.”
Who am I to argue?