David Freese Is One Jovial Fellow

Probably not dropping any huge bombshells here, but David Freese is one of the more gregarious and fun-loving players on the Cardinals’ roster in recent years.

Thrust into the spotlight following a superhuman performance in the 2011 playoffs, a big part of Freese’s appeal is his cheerful, happy-go-lucky personality.

This was on full display in a recent series of commercials to promote Homers for Health, a campaign to benefit Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. Freese stars alongside Matt Holliday and Allen Craig in the commercials, which are often seen during telecasts on Fox Sports Midwest.

In one of the spots, Freese is supposed to laugh heartily at the absurdity of Adam Wainwright not pledging his support for the program even though it benefits kids, because he is a pitcher and, understandably, despises home runs.

The ad turned out great, but only after producers were able to cut out much of the incessant (and quite frankly, irritating) laughing by Freese.

As usual, Joe Sports Fan has made use of its many industry sources to obtain the original, uncut version of the commercial. See for yourself:

Thankfully, through the magic of video editing, the final version turned out much better. If only the same magic could be done for Keanu Reeves.

EP36: The One with Dennys Reyes (and Graham Bensinger)

Graham Bensigner started his own internet radio show when he was in the 8th grade.  In 2003 (when he was 17), it got picked up by ESPN Radio and he’s interviewed the likes of Pete Rose, David Stern, Mike Tyson and OJ Simpson.  Now, he hosts his own series entitled “In Depth with Graham Bensinger” and conducts interviews with sportspeople.  Additionally, he’s from St. Louis and does stuff on the internet, so we figured he was suitable for our digital dojo.

Oh, and we also pay our proper respects to #36, Dennys Reyes…while also breaking down the Cardinals 2013 Promotional Schedule.  Ground-breaking stuff.


Total Running Time: 00:49:07

Atomic number: 36 (krypton)

JoeSportsFan Original: The OFFICIAL TRAILER for “Zero Dark Thirty

Random yet contextual references: Steven Jackson’s hair, Jeff Weaver, Kurt Cobain, Phillipe Bozon, gay clowns, Jerome Bettis, Ray King, Kent Bottenfield, Andres Galarraga, OJ Simpson

Links and things mentioned this episode:

Jeff Weaver as Kurt Cobain (link)
The Cardinals 2013 Promotional Schedule (link)
Bob Ramsey takes on the A-10 referees (link)
Video of the Steve Bartman ball being destroyed in 2004 (link)
Last week’s interview with Cardinals strength and condition coach Pete Prinzi (link)

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“Zero Dark Fifty” is fast approaching

Nearly two years ago, the world embraced the blockbuster of “Albertageddon“.  The tale of young Dominican boy between the ages of 31 and 48 swept through mid-America on a journey westward while tormenting the inhabitants of the Gateway City.  And who could forget that irreplaceable soundtrack featuring Aerosmith’s, “I Don’t Want To Miss a Mang”?  Mmm.

The epic story resulted in an equally-chilling movie poster and the city of St. Louis mournfully transitioned to post-apocalyptic  baseball in the hopes that they would never experience such fear and betrayal on the big screen again.  They saw glimpses in 2012’s indie film “Molinatastrophe”, but with the recent departure of Chris Carpenter and another unsigned fan favorite, St. Louis is primed for colossal box office panicking in the coming months.


Click the poster above for the enlarged version.

We hear that the owner of Pappy’s Smokehouse turns in an Oscar-worthy performance.

Side note: tip of the cap to @shaw0n for the “Zero Dark Fifty” suggestion.