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In this week's episode of The JoeSportsFan Show, we begin by paying homage to the finest athlete to ever attend Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL. Gary "The Rat" Gaetti. We also bring in another man with roots in Mattoon, Will Leitch. Now, let's dig in a little deeper.

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Field rushing is just as much a part of the fabric of baseball as sunflower seeds and jock straps. Nowadays, it seems fans don't even bat an eye at an on-field intruder unless the tasers come out of their holsters. But what about the origin of the practice? We've obtained exclusive audio.

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For athletes, there are a few ways to tell that you’ve officially hit it big time in the St. Louis sports scene. Stores are selling your shirsey on a rack that isn’t labeled “clearance”, the team is considering ordering 30,000 plastic dolls featuring your fake head on a spring, the local paper uses your name [...]

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St. Louis Cardinals songs. It's something we've been fascinated with for years. Thanks to the help of Damon Oliver, the official DJ at Busch Stadium, we posted a synopsis of the actual songs being used by the Cardinals earlier this season. But we decided to have a little fun with player music in this week's Weekly Hypothetical.

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Of the many promotional tie-ins that the Cardinals mix into the gameday experience, not many have caught our attention like the one happening at Busch Stadium today: Charity Haircuts in the Plaza sponsored by Great Clips: During the game, fans can root on their team and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford [...]

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If you’re an NFL gambling degenerate, last week was a big week. If you’re an NFL gambling degenerate who is also a die-hard Rams fan, last week was also sort of depressing. Cantor Gaming released their opening lines for the NFL season. Let’s just say that Vegas isn’t viewing the Rams as much of a Super Bowl threat in 2012.

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Thus far, we haven't featured a guest who inspired us to dive around our living rooms imitating him as kids. Maybe we've mimicked a Ray Vinson high five or two recently, but that was nothing compared to sprawling out across the floor pretending to snag a ground ball in the hole like this week's guest did on so many occasions manning SS for the Cardinals.

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MLB Insider Skeeter Rosin Brings the Heat

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Is good pitching an effective way to win games? Would Albert Pujols like to start hitting home runs? What exactly is a ‘farm team’? These are all questions the casual baseball fan could never hope to answer. Lucky for us, JoeSportsFan’s baseball insider Skeeter Rosin dropped by the show recently to spit some knowledge. Try [...]

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We won't say fans are getting more creative with their modified PUJOLS jerseys, but the general population is definitely getting more ambitious with their use of duct tape. If you're thinking that we helped create this Schadenfreudistic beast by providing a public platform for these animals, we completely agree with you.

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Everybody’s favorite bloviating Post-Dispatch columnist was back on ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” this past weekend, making his usual batch of subtly bizarre statements and finding new ways to make St. Louis fans angry. Who, you ask? You know, this guy: Early on in the first segment, while discussing the New Orleans Saints ‘Bountygate’ scandal, the [...]

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