October 27, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

Aaron Lewis, a.k.a the guy from Staind — you know, the band that had that song “It’s Been a While” in the early 2000s — found himself singing the national anthem at Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night. Unfortunately, though, his performance stained (get it? STAINED) his reputation, since he totally screwed up the lyrics. (He once heavily dissed Christina Aguilera for botching the song. Karma?)

Lewis was obviously really embarrassed about the whole thing, and posted an apology on his website:


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