Zooey Deschanel sang the national anthem during Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday but did not stay and watch the entire game.
Footage of the 30-year-old actress' empty seat was shown during the FOX network's broadcast of the Major League Baseball championship game, which saw the Texas Rangers beating the St. Louis Cardinals with a score of 0-4. The teams are now tied 2-2 in the best-out-of-seven championship and will play again on Monday, October 24.
The Deschanel later explained her absence, Tweeting: "Would have loved to have watched the whole game but I had to catch a plane so I can go to work tomorrow. That's all guys. I'm not a jerk."
Deschanel is a member of indie folk and pop group She & Him, which released a new Christmas album on Monday. The actress, who currently stars in the new FOX comedy series "New Girl," also showcases her singing skills in a television ad for Cotton, Inc.
Other singers who have performed during the World Series this year include country singers Trace Adkins, Ronnie Dunn and Scotty McCreery, the most recent winner of FOX singing contest series "American Idol."
In 2010, Deschanel performed during Game 3 of the National League Championship game at the San Francisco Giants' home turf as the baseball team took on the Philadelphia Phillies. The Giants later won the World Series. The actress sang the song "God Bless America" and was joined by her husband Ben Gibbard of the band Death Cab For Cutie.
Check out a video of Zoey Deschanel's performance at Game 4 of the 2011 World Series and tell us what you think about it.