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The Houston Chronicle

Jeanie Brandes: Another Perfect

— by Ken Hoffman

Jeanie Brandes, after racking up a perfect 16-0 record for the Astros, Rockets and Oilers, finally lost a game Monday night.

What, you've never heard of Brandes? OK, so she isn't a player or coach.

But she sings one heck of a national anthem. And Houston teams always win when she hits that high note ("O'er the land of the freeeeeee").


Until Monday, anyway. The Astros broke her winning streak by falling to the San Francisco Giants in extra innings.

"I knew it couldn't go on forever. But we'll get 'em next time," Brandes said.

Besides, it isn't like she gave up the gopher ball to Barry Bonds in the ninth inning Monday.

Brandes' CD, Love in the World I Remember, is available at finer music stores.

Listen to Ken Hoffman, 7:30 a.m. Fridays, on KLDE (107.5 FM).