Michael Wacha's brilliant one-hit performance on Tuesday night demanded an equally witty encore from the Cardinals' DJ.
Yahoo! Sports' Mike Oz reports spirits were still running high the day after Wacha pitched 8.2 innings, striking out nine and letting up just one hit in a 2-0 win over the Nationals.
As noted, the stadium's resident DJ, Damon Oliver, had the perfect playlist to honor the 22-year-old rookie.
One-hit-wonders all day long at the ballpark today in honor of @MichaelWacha— Damon Oliver (@damonoliver) September 25, 2013
Here is the playlist that is bound to get at least one of these songs stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
1. Banditos - The Refreshments. 2. Mickey - Toni Basil. 3. Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners. 4. 500 Miles - The Proclaimers.— Damon Oliver (@damonoliver) September 25, 2013
5. Roll To Me - Del Amitri. 6. Ice Ice Crappy - Vanilla Ice. 7. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas. 8. Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne.— Damon Oliver (@damonoliver) September 25, 2013
Oliver is such a kidder.
Now we do have some issues with the list, the most pressing is the inclusion of Vanilla Ice, who had another hit with his iconic "Ninja Rap."
Wait, is it just me who considers that to be an iconic hit? Well, never mind then.
This is really just a silly peripheral to what has been a highly successful couple of months for Wacha and the Cardinals.
The rookie pitcher followed up a strong August with an even better September. In the final month of the season, the right-hander is 2-1 with a 1.72 ERA with 28 strikeouts over 31.1 innings pitched.
The Cardinals won Wednesday's game over the Nationals, 4-1, despite what really is a painful playlist being played over the speakers.
St. Louis is now 94-65 and is, as of this writing, three games ahead of the Pirates in what continues to be a tight NL Central race.
The team looks stout headed into the playoffs with a young pitcher who may just have a lucky playlist to accompany any of his future starts.
Sure, he may have seen his bid for a no-hitter broken up in the last inning, but his career looks far more promising than The Proclaimers' at the moment.
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