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Pirates Pitcher Steven Brault Just Dropped an Album of Covers from Famous Musicals … Because This Is Our Life Now

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All major sports are cancelled forn the time being, the NBA is considering a H-O-R-S-E tournament, MLB might begin their season fan-less in Arizona, and the NFL is doing a remote draft. Times are strange. So it should come as no surprise when I reveal that Major League starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates Steven Brault has released an album of show tunes, because … why not, I guess. What else is he supposed to do?!

This is real:

You can find the album on Apple Music or Spotify, as well as his website, But you can take a look at his track listing below. I think you’ll recognize more than a few of these theater hits, even if musicals aren’t your thing (and yes, that’s that Josh Bell featured on track #2).

  1. The Greatest Show
  2. Wait for Me (Feat. Josh Bell)
  3. I Believe
  4. You’ll Be Back
  5. If I Could Tell Her
  6. Seasons of Love
  7. Defying Gravity
  8. Unchained Melody
  9. Butter Outta Cream
  10. Music of the Night
  11. It Only Takes a Taste
  12. You’ll Never Walk Alone

Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Hamilton … Brault broke out all the hits.

To be perfectly clear, I’ve listened to only one song – You’ll be Back (from Hamilton) – because that’s the only musical I’ve actually seen of the ones listed above, and I’ve gotta say … he kinda killed it. If you’re unfamiliar with that one, it’s a comedic song sung with a British accent, which makes the whole performance from Brault even more ridiculous and impressive. I honestly can’t believe how much he nailed it.

But still … an MLB pitcher released an album of showtunes? What universe is this?

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami