At-bat music, closer anthems, mid-inning jingles and “Everybody Clap Your Hands”. They all go through one man at Busch Stadium and that man is Damon Oliver. He started with the Cardinals in ’03 and this is his 11th season as the Busch Stadium DJ.
It was finally time to have him on the JoeSportsFan Show to talk the best and the worst of Cardinals stadium music.
Random yet contextual references: Bacott’s offspring, Daryl Doran, Ray Vinson, Guy Herbert, Rick Sutcliffe, Dan Quisenberry, Fredbird, Vince Coleman, brominated vegetable oil
Links and things mentioned this episode:
Damon Oliver’s Twitter profile (link)
JoeSportsFan restaurant menu items (link)
Blues “40 OUNCES” jersey (link)
Token Dan Quisenberry baseball card (link)
The Greatest St. Louis Sports video of all time. (link)
The first interview with Skeeter Rosin (link)
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: