Weekly Hypothetical: pick any current or former St. Louis athlete to join Twitter.


Undoubtedly, the St. Louis Cardinals have an exciting young nucleus of players (and supporting cast) that embrace social media.

On the field, there’s David Freese (@dfreese23), Jon Jay (@jonjayU), Jason Motte (@JMotte30) and Daniel Descalso (@DanielDescalso).  Off the field, there’s Cardinals Media Relations Specialist Chris Tunno (@TunesSTL), lead photographer Scott Rovak (@scottrovak) and Busch Stadium DJ Damon Oliver (@damonoliver).  And that’s just to name a few.

Today, fans have never had more ways to engage with the team that they love.  But while that pool of team representatives have gotten deeper in recent years, it only covers a small percentage of past or present players that COULD be on Twitter.  Thankfully, we’re going to identify these gaps in this week’s Weekly Hypothetical.

Imagine the possibilities.

Daily updates, Foursquare check-ins at their favorite restaurants and frequent photo uploads.

You are named the Commissioner of St. Louis Sports for one day and one day only.  Your first item of business is to mandate one past or present St. Louis athlete to join Twitter immediately and post frequently.

Who are you choosing and why?

We’ll read the top three answers on Episode 12 of The JoeSportsFan Show this Friday and give a JSF logo t-shirt to the lucky individual that scores top honors.  You can throw your hat into the ring one of three ways:

1.) Leave a comment below.

2.) Email us: theshow@joesportsfan.com.

3.) Send us a message on Twitter at @JoeSportsFan.

If you’ve got a thing for Twitter hashtags, slap #JSFHypothetical on your response.



  • Munzo says:

    Dizzy Dean. With as much as he loved to brag back in the day, who knows how far he could go with it on twitter?

  • Harrison says:

    Colby Rasmus. If his writing and grammar are just as hilariously bad as his thick Southern Alabama accent, then the we might just have the baseball-equivalent to the 50 Cent Twitter account.
    Just imagine, Colby tweeting his thoughts about TLR or how he enjoys a good chili dog (I’m fairly certain he would become the mayor of some chili dog stand on Foursquare).

    Bonus: His account his co-owned by his dad to annoyingly respond players/coaches/fans who like to put his son and his playing ability down.

  • Chris Schroeder says:

    Bob. Effing. Gibson.

  • Darin says:

    “Silent” George Hendrick, just to see if he has anything to say.

  • Billy L says:

    Tripp Cromer to see if that neck, of which i spotted as a child from the arch in ’95, is as big as i remember.

  • BroJammerJosh says:

    Brian Elliott. In desperation, he usually relies on posts to save him. I don’t see why that would change with Twitter.

  • John Fleming says:

    J.D. Drew, because I’m curious if the physical exertion of typing or texting tweets would land him somehow on the 15-day DL.

  • Mark Dierker says:

    So Taguchi.(田口 壮)Would like to see how Twitter 140 character limit handles Japanese code. And for us to try and figure out what the hell he is saying.

  • T. Earle says:

    Ryan Fitzpatrick. I’d like to think he’ll tweet using big words I don’t understand, because, you know, he went to Harvard.

  • Gotta be Scott Spiezio, can you imagine what random tweets and photos could come out of that account, especially when he’s on a bender at 3am?

  • Jared says:

    Steve Kline, just curious to see how much swearing Twitter allows before they close your account.

  • Will Trendle says:

    Tim McCarver. I imagine it would be kind of be like Forrest Gump’s story telling with a dash of senility mixed in there.

    • Eddie says:

      Well said. Each one of McCarver’s thoughts would consist of about 40 posts linked together because he wouldn’t be able to keep it under the character limit.

  • Jared says:

    Or another good one might be Dustin Hermanson, I bet he could give great beard sculpting tips

  • James in Wichita says:

    Ozzie Canseco.

    Humorously short Redbirds career? Check.

    Human disaster? Check.

    Identical twin of his crap-nado brother? Check.

    Plus you might even get some occasional Jose tweets thrown in as a bonus.

  • Gary says:

    Dave Duncan, because he’s the only one who can tell us whether or not Tony LaRussa slips in some tongue when he’s smooching his pooch.

  • Matt says:

    Brendan Ryan – glorious ADD ridden tweets

    “Hey Guyz, great game today, then I ate a steak, wanna play Halo?”

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