PHOTOS: This is how you prevent field streaking.

Can we stop for a minute and collectively admit that not showing field rushers/streakers on network television is not preventing future acts of malfeasance?  Field rushers don’t care about television face-time.  Or jail time.  It’s about the thrill.  They care about eluding the (usually overweight) field security staff…and those guys aren’t going away any time soon.

Network television should use their resources to help detract field rushers.  Seeing a field rusher get tasered in the jugular…in super slo-mo…in high-definition…at various angles on network television…is going to stick in your mind the next time a few 16-ounce Busch tallboys are telling you to jump that rail.  Anyway, enough of this hullabaloo.

Busch Stadium saw their first field rushers of 2013 on Sunday afternoon and JSF’s Tim Day was there to capture the action again.  Seriously, Tim Day is doing the Lord’s work.  First the Bob Ramsey photo earlier this year, and now this (namely, the 4th pic down).  There’s no Pulitzer Prize for amazing photography that captures the seedy underbelly on St. Louis sports, but there damn well should be.









Bob Ramsey takes on the A-10 Referees

Throughout his lengthy career as a local sports talk show host, Bob Ramsey has been no stranger to bickering with rabid callers on the air.  It comes with the show, and Rammer has had a few of those on the local airwaves (last estimated at 345).  Like most in his profession, he is never one to shy away from debate, especially when it comes to his beloved SLU Billikens basketball team, for whom he has served as the play-by-play voice for over 25 years.

But during the games, Ramsey is typically not concerned about getting into verbal spats. He’s got a job to do.  That is, unless the verbal spat is about the officiating in the game…and the person confronting him is an actual official.   Tuesday night against VCU, we got to experience that little tangle live on the air:

Hey, if the official wants to take this outside, we know Earl Austin has Rammer’s back.

The cover hoto of Ramsey stiff-arming the referee courtesy of JSF-contributor @buckswope.

Seriously, this photo deserves a Pulitzer.  Or a pair of Jack in the Box tacos.

Either will suffice.