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Joe Sports Fan Presents: Wait A Minute, That’s Not St. Louis…

By Matt Sebek

"MLB Stickball" for XBox Live hit stores on Wednesday morning.  The game features back alleys, yards, and other common environments for a pick-up game of stick ball in cities across America.

Even though this game is essentially a bunch of silly cartoons running around, we were sold because it’s one step closer to wiffle ball on a gaming console…and that’s fun for the whole family.

Heck, as you’ll notice from the graphic below, you can even play a game of stick ball in our hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.


Assholes.  A barn, a tractor, some sort of lofted chicken fort, and some storage bin that looks like a penis.  Home sweet home.  With the Gateway Arch in plain site over the horizon, there are two options here:

1.) The shot was taken East of the Mississippi River, which would place the actual location in Illinois.  Maybe they meant "East St. Louis", even though there aren’t many farms in East St. Louis, and if there are, their tractors undoubtedly are chromed out
beyond belief.

2.) The shot was taken in downtown St. Louis.  Even Matt Vasgersian – who called St. Louis a "cowtown" during the 2006 World Series – knows that there’s no corn fields in downtown St. Louis.

Those damn sons of bitches at Gaia Industries did us wrong.


Past greatness seen right each and every Wednesday* from the former wrestlers-turned-wrestling announcers-turned-bloggers at Joe Sports Fan:

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*Today was an exception due to an impromptu Tuesday night bash with JSF that somehow landed all of us in Tijuana yesterday.


  1. TBone

    October 9, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Isn’t that where Matt Nover lived in Blue Chips?

  2. Stonehands

    October 9, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    “some sort of lofted chicken fort”

    Is the one underneath trying to hide from those other two? Who is he kidding? They’re headed his way, he’s fucked.

  3. JoeSportsFan

    October 9, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    It should also be noted that if this was, in fact, East St. Louis – the windows on that barn would be boarded up and covered in spray paint.

  4. Zen Wizard

    October 9, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    If it was East St. Louis, those chickens would probably be wearing Kevlar vests.

  5. tamtam

    October 9, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    if that was east st. louis, the whole property would look like a garbage dump, and yes, the chickens would have kevlar vests on, zen wizard

  6. Zen Wizard

    October 10, 2008 at 11:06 am

    The St. Louis Arch is a magnificent spectacle even when you are not blitzed out on crack.

    (I realize by making that statement I have adversely affected the economy of East St. Louis tremendously…)

  7. tamtam

    October 12, 2008 at 2:07 am

    @ zen wizard:

    lol! dont worry about e. st louis’s economy. they’re already in the toilet and not comin up anytime soon

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