Weekly Hypothetical: find a National Anthem singer for the next postseason game at Busch Stadium
The sting of last night’s 9-0 defeat to the Giants is sure to persist throughout the winter. However, the realization that the St. Louis sports landscape now revolves around a team that just touched down in London for home game makes it even worse.
Undoubtedly, the city of St. Louis was lucky to host any postseason games this season (see: Bud Selig and his “enhanced” playoff system and the infield fly rule). But until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training next February, we retrospect on the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals season. The only thing more embarrassing than the Cardinals’ 2012 NLCS collapse is the selection of artists chosen to represent our fair city in singing the pregame national anthem.
We can do better.
Thus, we challenge you in this week’s Weekly Hypothetical.
Fed up with the likes of Joe Nichols and Glee cast members, the concerned citizens of St. Louis have named you the head of a search committee to find an artist to represent STL in the Cardinals’ next postseason appearance. Who tops your list? Does Kenny Rogers Arch-shaped facial fur give him the edge? Perhaps Nelly can croon in between jail stints.
It’s your call, but you must justify your answer. Get to work.
We’ll read the top three answers on Episode 26 of The JoeSportsFan Show this Friday.
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