Fact: Jon Jay likes argyle socks

04
Sep
2012
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It isn't every day that you see a professional athlete wearing gear typically reserved for Sundays at church. Jon Jay has been spotted wearing argyle socks twice now. And we're okay with that.

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His real name is Gar Ryness, but more affectionately, he's known across the interwebs as "Batting Stance Guy". Most of our listeners have seen his videos and we were excited to welcome him into the digital dojo to test his knowledge of past Cardinals batting stances.

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The most anticipated football season in recent Mizzou history is just 48 hours away from kickoff.  While the SEC conference slate isn’t set to begin until next week, there is still business to be taken care of when Southeastern Louisiana arrives in Columbia for Saturday’s game.  Travel was no doubt a challenge for the Lions [...]

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Call it another case of antisocial media. For the second year in a row, a former University of Illinois football player has caused a stir over something he posted to Twitter. Last year, you’ll remember it was Pittsburgh Steeler running back Rashard Mendenhall, who found himself in hot water over tweets he made following the [...]

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From a quick glance at his stats, we’re going to go ahead and assume that Colby Rasmus’ brief foray into the world of cornrows  was done as an atypical method of busting his most recent slump. On Base Percentage down a few ticks? Braiding your hair can cure that. Pretty sure Bill James came up with [...]

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Matheny has stayed fit throughout his first season and St. Louis ladies (read: ladies, men and domesticated animals) have developed an unrelenting crush for the young skipper. Matheny endured some questionable managerial decisions during Saturday's defeat to the division-leading Cincinnati Reds, so he reached into his bag of tricks.

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The last two episodes, we briefly talked about the Pittsburgh Pirates. In Episode 17, we dissected the Pirates chance of finishing over .500 for the first time since 1992. And in Episode 18, we gave Episode 18’s namesake to Andy Van Slyke, who wore #18 for four years in St. Louis and throughout his career with Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Philadelphia. This week, we welcome Andy Van Slyke onto the JoeSportsFan...

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At least in 2012, there are no expectations that the St. Louis Rams are a Super Bowl caliber team. This is understood from the team’s executive vice president/chief operating officer Kevin Demoff to standout RB Steven Jackson down to the deputy equipment washing mechanic. The legendary lower nose foliage of the team’s new head coach Jeff [...]

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Editing isn’t fun. And if, heaven forbid, you happen to be working without the red squiggly line that lets you know when you’ve bungled the spelling of a word, you’re bound to make a few mistakes. Some of them are ignored as a simple typo by your audience and others inevitably make readers giggle like a teenager. When the St. Louis Rams laid out their schedule on the team website there was a little sampling of both.

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After tapping into some natural forces that helped propel them to an all-time improbable postseason run a season ago – most notably the Rally Squirrel and Torty Craig – it’s apparent many Cardinals think they need a little extra boost to duplicate that magical effort this year, leading some to turn to the supernatural for [...]

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