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Find a happy place, think positive, think happy thoughts… it!  Sorry, but I needed to get myself into the right mindset to write this one.  As a member blog of the United Cardinal Bloggers, PH8 is committed to participating in the various projects sponsored by the UCB throughout the year.  This one happens to be due […]

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I don’t really have anything to add to Derrick Goold’s snippet, or the press release at, or Kary Booher’s blog post about the Cardinals hiring Phillip Wellman – but if they can post the video for why Wellman is a name banging around the back of your head, SO CAN I. You know this guy. […]

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The Herzog Identity

by on December 30, 2010 · 2 comments

For better or worse, baseball managers in St. Louis will probably be compared to Whitey Herzog for a long time to come.  Many fans (possibly an inordinate amount) who watched Cardinals baseball during the 80’s have a fondness for Herzog and his style of baseball that has not been equalled by Joe Torre or Tony […]

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by on December 22, 2010 · 7 comments

I’m sorry.  I know you’re ready to move on, and so am I.  But first, I wanted to address Dennis’ post from Friday – The Fall Guy. I started to gather my thoughts for a well-written response as a comment to that post, but it quickly became clear it was going to be too long-winded […]

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Giving the Devil His Due

by on December 20, 2010 · 0 comments

Relax.  It’s just a saying.  Yes, I’m referring to Tony LaRussa, but I’m not actually saying that he’s Beelzebub himself.  If he were the Prince of Darkness, he’d probably be a bit taller, or he’d be named “Selig”.  Anyway, the title is simply a reference to the fact that I’m using this space to give […]

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The Pujols Coin

by on December 13, 2010 · 2 comments

Yes, I’ve just “coined” a new term, and it’s named the “Pujols Coin”.  Like most coins, it has both a “heads” and a “tails” side, and I’m using it to represent the two sides of the debate over whether or not the Cardinals should sign Albert Pujols to a contract extension.  There are probably dozens of well-written articles […]

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The Winter of Our Malcontent

by on December 10, 2010 · 1 comment

Conspiracy theories aren’t my thing.  I’ve been to the famous grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, and I’m confident that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone shooter.  It’s not that I did some complicated and expensive re-creation using a computer simulation or watched a really detailed re-enactment of the event.  It’s just that I’ve […]

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A little later than scheduled, I finally posed my question to the United Cardinal Bloggers for the Fall Roundtable discussions: It would appear as if the Tony La Russa Era is soon coming to a close, but in MLB terms he’s had a unusually long run managing in St. Louis. As we all know, that […]

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Cardinals 2010 Trivia

by on October 26, 2010 · 4 comments

Since it seems that many of us are still looking for ways to pass the time until spring training, I thought that some really easy Cardinals trivia might be in order.  QUESTIONS Which player was 4th on the team in home runs behind Pujols, Holliday, and Rasmus? Which pitcher had the highest batting average among all […]

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Welcome Back TLR…

by on October 25, 2010 · 2 comments

…now go make me a sammich!  Seriously, I’m waiting for you to pull a rabbit (or at least a LHP) out of your hat.  I’ve just spent the last 24 hours making confetti from recycled paper for the forthcoming parade to be held next fall.  Such is the level of expectation associated with your decision […]

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