"It's something specifically my grandma always wanted me to do. She wanted me to sing the national anthem before a major league game that I got to play in, so that's part of it," he said, per MLB.com.
Brault, a third-year Pirates pitcher, also said taking the microphone was important for "showing people, showing kids, that it's OK to do other things. I think that's really important. It's something I really live by."
The lefty reliever is 5-1 with a 4.38 ERA in 19 games, which also includes five starts.
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