Elvis Has Left The Building

Truly this is a sad day in Cardinal Nation. Because you see, our loudest pro Cardinal voice in the media has gone silent. Will Leitch has left his position as editor of Deadspin for bigger & supposedly better things. (New York Magazine? Are you F’king kidding me Will? Are you sure that’s even a real magazine?)

Any way, I don’t look at this like every one else does. Meaning the rest of the planet simply sees that Deadspin is losing its editor, it’s leader, hell even it’s very reason for existing in Will’s exodus. No, I take this loss a lot more personally because of what color I bleed. And that’s Cardinal Red.

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DK 57

Today marks the sixth anniversary of the passing of beloved Cardinals pitcher, husband & father, Darryl Kyle. I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news.

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Momma’s, Please Let Your Boys Grow Up To Be MLB Ball Players

I wish I had some thing good to say tonight about the Cardinals & their just concluded series vs the F’Ing Royals. The starting pitching was really good. There, that’s the only good thing I can say about the Red Birds. So instead of rehashing that mess, and looking forward to the fun that awaits the Cards in F’ing bean town this weekend, I’m going to post the top 50 career earners in MLB history. And I urge each and every one of you parents, aunts & uncles out there, to ever so gently, (I SAID GENTLY PEOPLE!!!!) push your sons towards a career as a MLB player. I ran across this list by accident looking for some thing else at Baseball Reference, and I just had to post it. I have two nephews, and HUGE has NATE DOGG, so of those kids is going to make it to the show. I guarantee it. And once I post the list after the jump, you’ll understand why. It’s jaw dropping the amount of coin these guys have made. I am literally stunned at some of the name on this list. There are some guys on here that are truly average players. But the amounts they’ve earned during their careers is simply stunning. And guess what folks? The salaries are only going higher & higher & higher & higher.

So without further a due, I give you the top 50 money earners in MLB history.

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Jack Buck 1924 – 2002

Today mark the sixth anniversary of the day we lost Jack Buck. It goes without saying that ATAW wouldn’t be ATAW without Jack. I can’t even begin to express how much the man has meant to me personally. To this day, almost every time I hear his voice I get a little choked up & get some tears in my eyes. My favorite memories of him are not really good years for our Cardinals. I used to spend at least a month down on my grandparents farm in south east Missouri every summer. And they didn’t have cable, so the only way I could follow the Cardinals was by listening to Jack & Mike call the games on KMOX. Those years were mainly from 1988 – 1996. And even though those were for the most part very lean years, they will always have a special place in my heart because for almost every summer night, I’d fall asleep listening to Jack.

Here is the last time we all got to see Jack. It’s one of his finer moments. Not just as a broadcaster, but as a human being.

And I dare any one to watch this without losing it.

Thanks for every thing Jack. You will never be forgotten.

Till next time, this is Jonny Bone reminding every one, yes, even you. That the light at the end of the tunnel, may be you.

Go crazy folks! Go crazy!


Another Punch In The Gut


The St. Louis Cardinals had yet another one of their stairs get injured Sunday afternoon. In the top of the 9th inning, YADDA got dumped trucked by the Phillies Eric Bruntlett who was trying to score on a hit to first. DUNK’s throw home was to the right side of the plate & bounced, forcing YADDA to take a stab at it all while trying to block the plate. Leaving him exposed for Bruntlett to lay him out. And boy, did he ever. That was the worst hit I’ve ever seen a catcher take. YADDA’s head & shoulder were driven into the ground as Bruntlett tried to knock the ball lose. How YADDA held on to the ball is beyond me. The dude is just tough as nails. That’s all I can come up with. There’s no other catcher in the game who could have held on to that ball.

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Happy Father’s Day Part Two

Instead of a normal post today, I’m going to re post my column from last year. It turns out, it was my last with my dad. So this year, instead of making a big deal about the day, I’m just going to sit around the house & watch some baseball. And maybe, if I’m feeling really hoosiery, some NASCAR. My family has some plans for the afternoon, but I’m going to pass. I really don’t feel like spending the afternoon of a holiday in a F’ing Applebee’s. Seriously, I crap you not. That’s what they want to do. F that. What’s the point? I don’t have a dad any more, so why should I acknowledge the day? Might as well do what makes me happy & watch some baseball, eat some BBQ & hope the Cards give me some thing to smile about.

Before I go, even though he’s not around any more, this is Huge’s first official father’s day. So congrats to him. And here’s to many, many more cuzz. And now after the jump, last years post.

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“There’s Only One Albert Pujols”

That’s what Rick Ankiel said about Albert after he went down in a heap of pain & agony Tuesday night after trying to leave the batters box down in the Natti at Great American Ball Park.

Remember what I said yesterday about the Cardinals being totally & royally screwed? Yeah, well, if they weren’t yesterday, they are now. I really hate being right some times.

Till next time, this is Jonny Bone reminding every one, yes, even you. That the light at the end of the tunnel, may be you.

Or in the case of the St. Louis Cardinals & your’s truly, it’s a freight train.