LeRoi Moore 1961-2008

What a bad day. It is truly a sad day. LeRoi Moore, saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band died Tuesday afternoon from complications stemming from injuries he suffered from an ATV accident back in June. I didn’t even know he was hurt & sick. Like most things, because I’ve spent the last 5 years taking care of dad, I’ve lost track of what I considered my favorite band. But I still never stopped listening to their music. I can’t believe he’s gone. It seams like just yesterday I made the road trip to Cville & watched the band play an amazing concert with my friend Jeff at UVA. He’s a big DMB fan as well. I can’t believe that was 2001. How could that be? This is just awful, awful news.

On top of that, IZZY’s career could be over. If true, this truly is a sad day in Cardinal land. It’s a damn shame he didn’t get to go out on his own terms with at least 300 saves. He’s taken so much heat the past three seasons, it’s just so wrong for him & his family if this really is the end of his career.

This was just bad, bad day. Life is just so unfair. RIP LeRoi. Thanks for the memories IZZY.

Bad day. Bad, bad day.


Happy Birthday America

As we celebrate our nations birthday this long 4th of July weekend, I just want to tell every one to be safe out there. And keep in mind those who have served, and are currently serving our country overseas. No matter you opinion on the war, they all have volunteered to serve & keep our country free. Thats something you & I can’t say about ourselves.

From all of us at ATAW, thank you to all our service men & women. Without your sacrifice, our country wouldn’t be half as great as it is today.

And GO CARDINALS! Sweep those losers from the south side right out of town!

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.

Always keep makin it bounce.


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.



Short of Albert Pujols bum right elbow blowing up, the worst possible thing happened to our beloved St. Louis Cardinals late Monday afternoon when the club announced that Adam Wagonmaker Wainwright will be placed on the 15 day DL. You can read the full story here.

Yes folks, the Cardinals are officially screwed.

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