Weekly Hypothetical: Who is one STL athlete you wish would accidentally tweet out their phone number?

18
Sep
2012

Sports fans are a wacky bunch. And by “wacky”, we’re not talking about the tendency to paint our shirtless bodies for a game, have team icons tattooed across our backs or for a few to put forth remarkable effort in an attempt to get 50,000 people to stand briefly and raise their arms in a contiguous pattern around a stadium.

No we’re talking about the reaction sports fans will offer up when a well known athlete appears to have mistakenly made their private phone number public to over a million people via a social media outlet, like the always controversial Lance Armstrong did last week. Will sports fans chalk it up as unintentional gaffe and move on? Nope. Instead we’ll do our best to make sure it gets publicized even further with the end goal being Lance inevitably receiving a glut of perverted and offensive voicemails until his phone number inevitably has to be changed.

Like clockwork.

While it turns out that the number he tweeted out may not have even been Lance’s after all and the story behind the incident remains unknown, it still got us in the Weekly Hypothetical department wondering how entertaining it might have been to listen to those voicemails. Which leads us to this week’s question:

Let’s go:

Last week, in an apparent practical joke or mental hiccup, Lance Armstrong tweeted out his phone number to over a million followers. If you could choose one St. Louis athlete to do the same, knowing that you would have access to their voicemail after the fact, who do you go with?

We’ll read the top three answers on Episode 23 of The JoeSportsFan Show this Friday.

You can throw your hat into the ring one of three ways:

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

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

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7 Comments

  • James in Wichita says:

    This may stretch the premise a bit, but I’d like the # of the bullpen phone at Rangers Ballpark. In the event those actually have voicemail I could dig up TLR’s calls from Game 5 last year and finally learn what really happened. Bonus- I bet Ron Washington’s routine calls to the pen are FREAKING LACED with obscenities.

  • Harrison says:

    David Eckstein. That way I can suggest to him the perfect voicemail greeting based on his short stature: “Hey, you’ve reached David Eckstein. I can’t come to the phone right now. My wife put my phone on top of the fridge.”

  • Has to be T.J. Oshie. Can you imagine the amount of 14 year old girls he’d have blowing up his phone? Well, assuming he hasn’t already reeled in all the ones from suburban STL.

  • I’m not sure if this will be a legal answer as he is not a current St. Louis athlete, but I would have to go with Bud Smith after his debut when he wore the number 51 just to hear all the voicemails of people yelling at him for not respecting Willie McGee.

  • Jon Ward says:

    Does Anna Kournikova still play for the St. Louis Aces?

  • Jared Fuller says:

    Mark Mulder. With all the money that the Cardinals invested with no real return, he kind of owes the fans for us to just randomly call him for a chat.

  • Yeah!!!! says:

    Daryl Doran.

    He’s played for all of St. Louis’ greatest franchises. St. Louis Steamers, St. Louis Storm, St. Louis Ambush, St. Louis Steamers (again??!) and the St. Louis Illusion.

    Either him or someone who played for the St. Louis Vipers back in the day.


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