St. Louis Cardinals: Academy Awards
Tonight, February 28, is the big night for films: the Academy Awards. What if these same awards were awarded (with some creative liberty) to our very own St. Louis Cardinals?
While there is no red carpet for these awards, I thought it might be an interesting exercise if we played around with the idea of the Academy Awards for the 2016 Cardinals. In other words, let me use this slide show to make some predictions for the season using the convention of the Academy Awards as backdrop.
To help me with these awards, I will use no real stats but will flood each post with my own prognostications. I hope to later return to this slideshow to see just how right or wrong I was as we move through the season.
First up: Award for Best Original Song
Award for Best Original Song OR Award for Best Walk-up Song
We all know that baseball players are paid to hit and field, not write original songs. With this in mind, I’ve changed this category to Best Walk-up Song. And the 2016 nominees are…
Randal Grichuk– Here Comes the Boom (Nelly)
Matt Holliday– WWE: Crank it Up (Big Show) Feat. Brand New Slim (Jim Johnston)
Adam Wainwright– Song of the South (Alabama)
Brayan Pena– All I Do is Win (DJ Khaled)
What a motley mix, no? Okay, I chose this category with complete tongue-in-cheek but- really- I find baseball player’s selections of music to be hilarious. What a better way or worse way to describe and present one’s self?
To award a winner here would be just plain blasphemy as, in my opinion, they all win and lose. That said, I’m picking Pena because all I want is for the Cardinals to win!
Next: Award for Best Foreign Language Film