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As part of the great organization of bloggers that we are happily a founding member of, the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, I’m happy to submit the following ballot for the BBA’s 2011 All-Star balloting: Catcher National League – Brian McCann, Atlanta American League – Alex Avila, Detroit I’m sure the McCann pick will anger our three [...]

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If you’re like me, waiting until the last minute either to decide you’re going to go to a game – or in my case, waiting to find out whether you’ll even be in town to be ABLE to go to the game – tickets in a location that you would like to sit can sometimes [...]

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Just when I thought it was safe to venture into my backlog of blog pieces, I remembered the December project for the United Cardinal Bloggers (UCB).  The project is the top 5 stories of 2010 in Cardinals baseball, and it shouldn’t be a difficult piece to write. 5.  Cardinals sign Albert Pujols to mega-deal extension [...]

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As part of a Baseball Bloggers Alliance Project, Josh, Andrew and I cast our ballots for the 2010 National League All-Star team. In order to keep things simple, two out of three votes was a lock, no need for further discussion. We managed to lock up all but one outfield position in that voting manner. [...]

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Yeah, the Reveille comes after the noon hour today – necessary evil after the hangover from last night’s ninth inning loss. PH8 Word of the Day: Vacillate From Dictionary.com: vac·il·late /ˈvæsəˌleɪt/ –verb (used without object),-lat·ed, -lat·ing. 1. to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute: His tendency to vacillate makes him a poor [...]

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Join me and whoever else decides to stop through tomorrow at Miller Park for a Pitchers Hit Eighth-styled tailgate prior to the Cards and Brewers 2:10pm start. We will have a cooler full of adult beverages (and some non-adult too), hot dogs, and good company. I expect arrival in at the Miller Park parking lot [...]

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Ah, it feels good to write a “day-after-game” post again. Who enjoys having baseball back? Cardinals 11, Reds 6 What injuries? Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina both homered, Pujols twice and Molina’s a grand slam, in yesterday’s game.  Seems they’re feeling alright, eh? Skip struggles. Skip Schumaker booted a short-hop ground ball that he probably [...]

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On the heels of their interview with Kyle McClellan, the United Cardinal Bloggers commemmorate the first week of spring training by announcing a full week of internet radio with two special guests. Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 Central, Josh from Pitchers Hit Eighth will be talking with Darren Heitner.  Heitner is the agent for Cardinal farmhand Pete Parise, among [...]

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Pitchers Hit Eighth is a proud member of the Society for American Baseball Research, and as such, we feel the need to publicize “SABR Day in America” which is taking place this Saturday. From the SABR press release on the day’s event: “SABR DAY” TO BE CELEBRATED ACROSS NORTH AMERICA ON JANUARY 30 On Saturday, [...]

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With the home team hosting the All-Star Game this season, I expected to experience a Renaissance of sorts. You see, the All-Star Game and its surrounding Festivities have not really captivated me for years. Sure, I saw the Ted Williams tribute a few years ago. I watched them close old Yankee Stadium down last season. [...]

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