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Thursday, January 19, 2012

StL Today - An ‘Idol’ moment for ex-Cardinal Joe Magrane

The Cardinals and former pitcher Joe Magrane received a shout out from the judges during the debut of American Idol on Wednesday night.

Magrane’s daughter, Shannon, 15, from Tampa, Fla., was auditioning. She mentioned that she was a volleyball player and said that she had an athletic family.

When she explained that her father was Joe Magrane, who pitched for the Cardinals in the 1987 World Series, the Idol judges immediately became impressed and asked to meet her family.

The entire Magrane family came out, and Joe shook hands with the judges.

There was a bit of an awkward moment when Joe asked Steven Tyler how things were in Beantown.

Tyler responded, “Hot, humid and happening - just like your daughter.”

Magrane was certainly exercising better control than he did at the end of pitching career - Tyler is lucky he wasn’t pounded.

Rants Mulliniks Posted: January 19, 2012 at 01:39 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dale Sams Posted: January 19, 2012 at 04:08 PM (#4040617)
, “Hot, humid and happening - just like your daughter.”

   2. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 19, 2012 at 04:27 PM (#4040639)
There is a picture of her in this article.
   3. Dale Sams Posted: January 19, 2012 at 05:08 PM (#4040675)
Well, that article puts her at 16, which is within the parameters of 'Ill judge for myself whether she's 'hot, humid and happening'.

Neh. And I just don't like tall girls.
   4. Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: January 19, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4040685)
I clicked on #2 fully expecting to see Madeleine Albright.
   5. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: January 19, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4040695)
Not a great picture, but looks smashable.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 19, 2012 at 05:42 PM (#4040705)
   7. base ball chick Posted: January 19, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4040903)
she's head and shoulders above the others


but she is a pretty grrl - looks natural

i saw jennie finch at the juicebox when her husband pitched (briefly and badly) for the astros. she really IS 6' tall (unlike, say jeff bagwell and a whole lot of other ballplayers) and she really IS beautiful.
   8. Benji Posted: January 20, 2012 at 03:17 AM (#4040962)
If I never hear or read "Beantown" again I'll be very happy.
   9. Rants Mulliniks Posted: January 20, 2012 at 07:58 AM (#4040984)
“Hot, humid and happening - just like your daughter.”

I couldn't believe they left it in the final cut of the show.
   10. Dale H. Posted: January 20, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4041410)
A better picture and a Youtube embedding here. She may be 16 at the time of the other article, but she says 15 in the clip.
   11. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 20, 2012 at 02:59 PM (#4041426)
I couldn't believe they left it in the final cut of the show.

I don't watch the show, but even I know that's a gold line that you DEFINITELY leave in.
They didn't bring Steven Tyler onto the show for his musical evaluation skills. He's the comedy portion of the team. I assume J-Lo is the emotional portion, and that other guy (Randy something?) is the one that can actually determine singing ability.

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