600 posts and other miscellanea

by on January 7, 2011 · 4 comments

Yep, that’s right, Pitchers Hit Eighth has reached the 600 Post Club.  I’m not sure what that means, if anything, other than Dennis has been writing a lot lately.

Dennis’ post “Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the B12 Bobbleheads” this morning was number 600.

Consequently, the “milestone” offers me the opportunity to thank Dennis sincerely for coming in here and blowing the doors off the place. He has been prolific, profound, funny, controversial, and passionate from his first post here.  Ironically, that post was titled “Why I’m Not a Baseball Blogger“.

Anyway, thanks Dennis.  Looking forward to the 2011 season and trading barbs with you.

Thanks also to everyone who has been reading, it’s a cool thing to get your feedback.

United Cardinal Bloggers Twitter

The United Cardinal Bloggers now have a Twitter feed that hopefully will soon include links to posts from all member blogs daily.  If you have a hard time keeping up with the sheer number of sites that are now in the UCB Network (like I do), you can now follow @utdcardbloggers and never miss another link.

UCB Radio

Despite my disappearance from regularly appearing on the show, Daniel, Bill, Josh and the crew have forged on.  (I know what you’re thinking, they’re better off – and you’re probably right.)

If you haven’t listened in a while, or never have, use the player below to check it out.  It’s really worthwhile.  You can also download from iTunes via the big CD/musical note image above right.

Listen to internet radio with UCB Host on Blog Talk Radio

Now, the bad news. Blog Talk Radio has decided to effectively pull the plug on the ability to do this show for free.  They are moving to a pay/premium service for shows longer than one hour and in prime-time slots.

As such, the group is exploring other options for producing the show each week.  If you happen to be a benevolent reader and wish to defray the approximately $40 per month cost to host a premium show, use the contact form and let us know. 🙂

I-70 Baseball and the Midwest Baseball Writers Conference

Bill Ivie and the good folks at I-70 Baseball have announced they will host an event for baseball writers in Springfield MO on February 12th of this year.

The Midwest Baseball Writers Conference will feature guest speakers and an opportunity to interact with others to discuss, well, writing.

Check it out and get in touch with Bill if you are interested in attending.

PH8 Shop

I want to expand and improve upon the current PH8 Shop.  Many thanks to those of you who have already purchased the “Honkin’ for Jaime” shirt or a Pitchers Hit Eighth branded piece of apparel – but I want to try to add some new exciting things there this year.

If you have any suggestions for a fancy, cool, funny, or otherwise shirt design – please let us know.  If we use your suggestion and create a new item, we’ll send you one for free.  FREE STUFF.

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Writing about the Cardinals and other loosely associated topics since 2008, I've grown tired of the April run-out only to disappoint Cardinal fans everywhere by mid-May. I do not believe in surrendering free outs.
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Dennis January 7, 2011

Thanks for all the kind words. It’s been an absolute blast so far, and I’m looking forward to the season as much as anybody. The opportunity to express my opinions and get feedback from so many members from Cardinal Nation has been surreal. Any recognition that comes with the expression of those opinions is simply a bonus.

By the way, I’m already a huge fan of the PH8 shop, but I wouldn’t mind seeing polo style shirts as an option. Of course, baseball jerseys with the PH8 logo on front would be cool, especially if we could customize the name on the back. I’d put “PTBNL” for “Player To Be Named Later” on mine.

Chris January 7, 2011

Congrats on the 600 posts! Great milestone.

Cardinal70 January 7, 2011

Congrats on the big #600, guys! Not a clunker in the bunch!

PH8 January 8, 2011

Thanks, Chris and Daniel, for following along with us.

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