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Friday, May 15, 2020

Barry Zito unmasked: Ex-MLB star talks ‘Masked Singer’ reveal and which teammate knew it was him

Talk about a curveball! Fans of the FOX competition show “The Masked Singer” got a bit of a surprise Wednesday night when The Rhino was eliminated as one of the show’s final four contestants.

Underneath The Rhino’s mask wasn’t long-time country star Trace Adkins, like some judges had thought. It wasn’t Sam Hunt, either, the college football-player-turned-country singer that some fans had guessed.

It was Barry Zito, the former Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants star. He was a Cy Young winner, a World Series champ and now — in a twist not many people would have seen coming — he outlasted the likes of Bret Michaels, Lil Wayne, Chaka Khan, Tony Hawk, JoJo Siwa and, yes, even Sarah Palin on the popular show.

Zito retired from Major League Baseball after the 2015 season and has since launched a music career. So keen baseball fans who picked up on the show’s mind-bending clues had figured out that The Rhino could be Zito. But it was still a surprise for many of the show’s devoted fans.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 15, 2020 at 11:48 AM | 8 comment(s)
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