‘Hey, It’s Enrico Palazzo!’: Can You Predict St. Louis’ World Series Warbler?

Oct 20th, 2006 // 8 Comments

Now that the World Series is set to be an all-Midwestern affair (sigh), it’s time to prepare for new inductees to our “Hey, It’s Enrico Palazzo!” Hall of Fame. Major League Baseball announced yesterday that the Detroit-raised Bob Seger and Anita Baker would be performing prior to Games 1 and 2 (although Seger will sing “America the Beautiful,” not the national anthem), and to further increase this year’s Midwestern bona fides, Indiana’s own John Mellencamp will sing his craptastic Chevrolet song before Game 2. We’re waiting to see which St. Louis-area native will be the featured entertainment before Game 3, and we have a few ideas. Alas, only one of them has the potential to be truly great:

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Previously: Idolator’s “Hey, It’s Enrico Palazzo!” archives


  1. k8

    Hey, come on, real St. Louisans don’t claim people like John Goodman who are from the hick towns outside the metro area (just because your parents had to come in to the city to birth you in the hospital doesn’t mean you grew up there). Goodman’s from Affton, man.

    Can I vote for Kevin Kline? Or Josephine Baker, raised from the dead?

  2. k8

    Or (how could I forget?) Chuck Berry?

  3. Maura Johnston

    i thought the cardinals’ former clear-channel station resulted in THE ENTIRE MIDWEST claiming that they were fans, though! at least that’s what i learned at college…

  4. Butch Huskey

    phyllis from the office is my choice but since she’s on NBC i’m sure FOX will replace her with “that chick from the show Bones” and i hope they introduce her that way

  5. PengIn

    I vote for Uncle Tupelo (Belleville, IL, represent!). Not only are they better than all of the other acts listed, but given Jeff’s recent bout of face punching, a brawl might ensue. Brawls always make baseball better.

  6. Maura Johnston

    especially if someone knocks scott spiezio right in his manic-paniced chin.

    (sorry, i’m still a little sore about the nlcs’ outcome.)

  7. PengIn

    As a Pirates fan, I know not of this “NLCS” you speak of. The song “Sucker” by Motorhead pretty much sums up the Bucs’ followers.

  8. hndinglove

    how could we forget 40 Year Old Virgin semi-star Michael McDonald??? He’s from the Lou area. That would be Yacht Rock-tastic.

    Barring that, Jibbs.

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