Former Cardinals

There is still a certain amount of consternation amongst Cardinal fans regarding Jon Jay’s uniform number and whether or not a player of his stature, or ANY player for that matter, should be wearing the number made beloved by former Cards center fielder Jim Edmonds. B.J. Rains at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat put together a [...]

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Two stats are the centerpiece for today’s story, but I’m not quite there yet. After the emotional weekend that was, I fully expected a let down for this series. Arizona didn’t exactly have a lot going for them and being swept in San Diego never helps leading into a home stand. To make matters worse [...]

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Sounds like a pretty cool name for a band, right? Actually, with his appearance catching in the late innings of Sunday night’s game, Nick Stavinoha joined a short list of Cardinal players that have made a one-game cameo playing catcher (when catcher is not their natural position). Today’s roster move to put Jason LaRue on [...]

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With last night’s game safely in the bag and no bullpen blunders to speak of, the coast seems clear for reviewing a little Cardinal history in the bullpen. Ryan Franklin’s 38 saves in 2009 put him in pretty elite company in Cardinal closer history.  Franklin became only the seventh pitcher in club history to record [...]

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I didn’t get to see all of the game in Cincinnati last night (MLB.tv clearly still working out the bugs this season), but what I did see via the tiny little screen on my iPhone (AtBat working like a charm) left me with the following quick hits: Cardinals 6, Reds 3 Ryan Frankhausen?  Isringlin? Ryan [...]

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While not something I originally planned on including today, it is important for all of us here at PH8 to express our condolences to the Walters family. We were fortunate to get to know P.J. while interviewing him on UCB Radio, and I look forward to watching him overcome this tragedy and again honor his [...]

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Aside from Albert and Yadier, the one standard on recent St. Louis teams has been pop from the left side via the outfield. 2009 was shaping up to be no different, at least before the injury bug turned the Cardinals’ OF into a MASH unit. August brought a completely revamped look to the outfield, as [...]

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Former MLBer Morgan Ensberg is attempting to transition into broadcasting, now that his playing career is over.  As such, he’s been reaching out to anyone who will read what he has to write, both at his new blog and on Twitter (@MorganEnsberg). Reading his “insider” accounts and knowledge about the game is refreshing, but today’s [...]

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[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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[Ed. note - Once again we are taking part in a United Cardinal Bloggers project.  This month is the ever popular pre-season Roundtable discussions.  You can find the full schedule of roundtable questions and posts at the UCB website. I wrote and sent out this question one week ago, the night before Baby PH8 was [...]

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