Former Cardinals

A little birdy told me to get this posted now since most of tonight’s Radio Hour is pretty much accounted for…lots of happenings in Pitchers Hit Eighth land so let me get a couple of announcements out of the way first. Not one to normally toot my own horn, I have to this time since [...]

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Before you all lambast me for running down the esteemed new hitting coach before he can work his magic with all of the Redbird hitters, please note that this post is intended mostly tongue-in-cheek, as I know Mark McGwire has had success working with the likes of Skip Schumaker, most certainly not a power hitter. [...]

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Love it or hate it, the Cardinals have locked up their Pujols Protector. Matt Holliday announced on ESPN’s Doug Gottlieb show that he has agreed to return to St. Louis. Thoughts? Love to know the exact details, but a 7 year deal actually works for me. Derrick Goold has been all over the Hot Stove [...]

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Well, the commenting has died down on last week’s ballot discussion posts, so without further ado, we present the Pitchers Hit Eighth ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance‘s 2010 Hall of Fame voting (with links leading to our discussion threads for each player. Roberto Alomar – Robbie was a quick yes vote. His dominance was [...]

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Mark McGwire Nick: I’m not going to get into statistical analysis with Mark McGwire. It’s likely I will be criticized as a homer, dismissed as a PED-apologist, or whatever other disparaging remarks can come along with supporting a guy like McGwire… …but he has my vote. Look, if this discussion was independent of McGwire’s rumored [...]

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Many Cardinal fans have experienced increased teeth-gnashing since yesterday’s news that Mark DeRosa is signing with the San Francisco Giants on a seemingly reasonable contract, at two years, $12 million. Is all of this consternation really necessary? I dug into the Bag of Internet Baseball Tricks™ today and put to bed what little concern still [...]

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[Over the next few days, Josh and I will be discussing the Hall of Fame merits of the players on this year's ballot for the purpose of creating our ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance HoF voting.] Roberto Alomar Nick: I believe I allowed my opinion of Alomar’s “extra-curriculars” cloud my judgment of just how [...]

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As with our previous 2009 player awards, the members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance have chosen to log our votes for this year’s Hall of Fame class as well. While we’re almost certain not to agree with the official voters, this exercise will be fun for the BBA members, and particularly Josh and I here [...]

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This one fell into my lap, and who am I to not to jump at the chance to get everyone’s feelings… The Monday (10.26) night Radio Show was just the start, and the UCB crew takes a lot of pride in our work. With that being said, how much of a circus is it going [...]

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Shaq versus Albert Pujols

by on September 1, 2009 · 1 comment

While the Cardinals and Brewers were going back and forth toward putting up four runs a piece heading into the seventh inning (yes, I tuned in just in time to see Matt Holliday’s three-run jack) tonight, I was finishing up some work around the house, dinner, and feeding my curiosity with the Shaq Vs. television [...]

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