JSF Show, Episode 12: The One with Tony Banks (and Mike Laga)
Our obsession with Mike Laga is well documented. Actually, check that. “Obsession” sounds unhealthy and if you’re not enamored with a guy that hit a friggin’ ball out of the old Busch Stadium, then maybe your psyche is the one that needs to be adjusted. Let’s state that again: the man sent a ball out of Busch Stadium. Out. As in, not in.
We have a lifetime of questions piled up for Mike Laga and the miraculous event that has little so few answers. Even though he only spent three years in St. Louis, sending a baseball into a different stratosphere wasn’t the only bizarre event during his tenure. Mike Laga is also featured on arguably the most atrocious baseball card ever produced by Topps. This week he celebrates his 52nd birthday, so we decided to track him down for Episode 12 of the JoeSportsFan Show.
Featured Guest: Mike Laga
Video of THE foul ball: (link)
Random yet contextual show references: Adam Oates, Lance Berkman, Aaron Miles, Ray Lankford, Tom Lawless, Trent Green, Shawon Dunston, Will Clark, Ron Darling and Gary Carter.
Links Mentioned in Episode 12:
St. Louis is getting a lingerie football team (link)
Mike Laga’s “ball that never came down” (link)
The infamous “Pink Laga” baseball card (link)
Tony Banks’ “Cooking for Your Man” (link)
Chris Perez’s projectile vomiting (link)
This week’s Weekly Hypothetical (link)