1. Viral Video: Philadelphia Phillies Fan Gets Tasered

    After a 17-year-old wandered onto the field during the Phillies-Cardinals game, he was tasered by the security staff at Citizens Bank Park. The act itself made for immediate Internet fodder ; however, the respective Philadelphia and St...

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  2. Today (1936): Baseball Welcomes its Most Focused Donut Dunker

    Whenever there is a conversation about the greatest and most notable names in Major League Baseball history, it won’t take long for someone to bring up Joe DiMaggio...

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  3. Top 7 Biggest Fringe Sporting Events

    Every sport has its premier event. For reasons that need no explanation, the biggest sports seem to have the biggest events: the NFL has its Super Bowl, baseball has its World Series, wrestling has its Wrestlemania...

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  4. Master of the #SeinfeldDerbyHorseNames Domain

    To complement Mr. Bacott’s Kentucky Derby coverage this week, I was all set to conduct a little retrospective on yesterday’s Twitter phenomenon, #SeinfeldDerbyHorseNames ...

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  5. JoeSportsFan Show Episode Six: The One with Murray Baron

    Murray Baron played for the St. Louis Blues from 1991 – 1997 and then fumbled around with 13 or 14 other NHL teams before making his way back to St. Louis in 2003 for a year before retiring...

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  6. Today (1976): God is Born

    There have been some pretty interesting names to come through the sports world over the years, but perhaps none better than that of Providence College basketball point guard from 1995 to 1997 who went by the name, God Shammgod, who turns 34 today...

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  7. Kentucky Derby Week: The Triple Crown Misses

    [It's Derby Week, the lone week that Bacott is authorized by the JSF Board of Directors to write about horse racing on the site. Parts of this column originally appeared in 2008 but it has been updated and sadly is as relevant as ever...

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  8. Desktop Wallpaper: St. Louis Loves Them Some Albert Pujols. No, really.

    Standard desktop wallpapers featuring a bedazzled Windows logo or some sort of dewy meadow are sooo 2007. Applying some creative bling to your desktop real estate is all the rage these days, especially in the sports world...

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  9. Today (1983): Nolan Ryan throws a heater past The Big Train

    When he retired in 1927, Walter “Big Train” Johnson held not only one of the baddest nicknames in pitching history, but also the MLB career record for strikeouts at 3,509...

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  10. Kentucky Derby Week: 30 Years of Amusing Names

    It’s Kentucky Derby week people, so brace yourself. As I’ve alluded to in the past, this is the one week per year in which the JSF Board of Directors authorizes me to write about horse racing should I choose to do so...

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  11. “Sam is a Ram!!” – The Rams #1 Draft Pick in Headlines Around the Nation

    It was the moment sports headline writers locally and nationally anticipated for months; the St. Louis Rams selecting Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford with the #1 pick in the NFL Draft...

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  12. The 2010 NFL Draft Betting Card

    Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for Round 1 of the NFL Draft. And, though they are dragging out the affair over more days than normal, we can all breathe easy knowing that the ...

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  13. Episode 5: The One with Garth Butcher

    (The JoeSportsFan Web-Show is a weekly video installment centered around St. Louis sports and runs over at JoeSportsFanSTL.com. However, the show usually contains a healthy dose of self-deprecating observations about our fair city, so you non-St...

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  14. The “Official” St. Louis Rams 2010 NFL Draft Day Song

    In less than 24 hours, the St. Louis Rams will make the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft . Or, will they? It’s still a possibility that they could trade the pick, so who the ...

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  15. Today (1982): Rollie Fingers Notches Save #300

    In the first 14-years of Rollie Fingers’ Hall of Fame career, he had pitched in 814 games and had dazzled hitters with a combination of precision, stuff and curly mustache tips...

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  16. As Sports Fans, Sometimes We Must Attend Games with Meatheads…

    You’re getting ready to head out to your first home baseball game of the year. You dust off your trusty “PUJOLS 5” jersey and look forward to blending in with 40,000 other Cardinals fans...

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  17. Today (1912 & 1916): Baseball Stadiums will never be the same

    April 20 is a pretty significant day in baseball stadium history. On this day in 1912, the Boston Red Sox played their inaugural game at the one and only Fenway Park...

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  18. Separated at Birth(s): Vomiting Phillies Fan

    So in case you haven’t heard the news, one of the top stories in the seedy underworld of sports from this past week was the tale of a drunken Phillies fan being arrested after ...

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  19. Morning Morning Headlines: St. Louis Headline Writers are Primed

    The Cardinals Albert Pujols is off to another fantastic start to his legendary career. But he’s not the only local competitor excelling in their respective industry. Early into the 2010 campaign, the St...

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  20. MLB's Top Seven Most Hyped Starts

    Two of the worst days of the sports season are the first two Tuesdays of the baseball season—your team has its Opening Day or home opener and immediately has a day off the next day...

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  21. Today (1929): The Back of Sports Uniforms Become a Statement

    82 years ago, players on a baseball field were running around with absolutely no way for fans to indentify them. Someone sitting in the upper deck at a Yanks game had to strain to see whether the guy at the plate was Lou Gehrig or maybe Johnny Grabowski.

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  22. Sometimes Fan Hunting Stings

    Most reasonable fans of sports teams recognize that their peers can at times be profoundly embarassing. But regardless of how ridiculous some of your counterparts may look in their ...

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  23. Today (1941): The “Bowl Cut” will never be the same

    On this day in 1941, the one and only Pete Rose was born in Cincinnati, presumably with pristine bowl cut in tact...

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  24. The Many Voices of “It's in the Hole” Guy at the 2010 Masters

    They call The Masters “a tradition unlike any other”. While not many are willing to argue to the contrary, we here at JoeSportsFan...

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  25. It must be the Cardinals Home Opener or something…

    Any other day of the year, the man below is just another shirtless, overweight, tattooed man inhabiting the streets of downtown St. Louis. But, not today. Today, we’re all Cardinals fans...

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