Former Cardinals

The kind folks at Holiday Inn really want to make the four loyal readers of PH8 happy. To that end, Holiday Inn – the Official Road Trip Partner of MLB – has provided us with a $75 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods *AND* some All-Star Game swag to give away to you, our loyal [...]

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No Angry Birds?

by on July 5, 2011 · 4 comments

Cardinals vs Reds.  Chris Carpenter vs Johnny Cueto.  The July 4th game had all the media hype of a WWE event.  What did fans see?  A pitcher’s duel that ended 1-0.  Nobody got accidentally brushed back a little harder than usual.  Nobody was drilled in the ribs.  Heck, the only pitch close to the batter’s box [...]

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When the St. Louis Cardinals Public Relations team talks, we listen.  When they send out a simple request to help support Stan Musial, we break out the kevlar jerseys to take to the baseball fields in his honor.  Fortunately, all the team asked the Cardinal blogger community to do was help get out the most [...]

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On Tuesday night, the Cardinals selected University of Hawaii second baseman Kolten Wong with their first round pick (22nd overall) in Major League Baseball’s First Year Player Draft. Immediately reactions went off across Cardinal Nation – “typical uninspired pick” versus “upside at a need position” rang throughout the Twitterverse. Future Redbirds obviously was all over [...]

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I believe I’m about to embark on what some around St. Louis might call heresy. Still reading?  Ok, then let’s continue… Today’s WAR Graphs compare the most recent Cardinal center fielders of significant tenure – Jim Edmonds, Ray Lankford, and Willie McGee – all three with over one-thousand games played in center for the Redbirds. [...]

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Epic WAR Graph Wednesday today. It’s the SCRAPGraph.  Or GRITGraph.  Whichever you prefer. We’ve got Nick Punto.  We’ve got Aaron Miles.  We’ve got Craig Paquette.  And just for good measure, The Secret Weapon, Jose Oquendo. And believe it or not, there are some fascinating things to be seen (isn’t that always the case with WAR [...]

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Do you like free stuff?  We knew you did. Thanks to the fine folks at AnyDate, we’re happy to be able to provide a free St. Louis Cardinals History commemorative New York Times newspaper for the lucky winner of today’s contest! From the AnyDate.com website, a description of this cool piece of memorabilia: Commemorate the [...]

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After seeing and enjoying similarly titled posts at Splashing Pumpkins, a great San Francisco Giants blog, I asked the proprietor of that site if I could steal borrow the concept here at PH8.  Thankfully, Julian was more than gracious about it, so on occasional Wednesdays I’ll try to find something interesting to show you via [...]

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TheRiot Platoon?

by on May 10, 2011 · 6 comments

Maybe Ryan Theriot‘s current line of .287/.341/.320/.661 isn’t really that far off of his career line of .284/.348/.354/.702, but I’m beginning to question whether or not he’s the right guy at the leadoff spot for the Cardinals.  More pointedly, I’m questioning whether or not he’s the right guy at that spot on a full-time basis.  [...]

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While doom and gloom should never be part of any fans’ experience, the reality becomes that baseball, as in life, is sometimes rarely fair. St. Louis has overcome enough obstacles in March/April to last well into the dog days, but the powers that be have decided to throw another wrench in the plans. The Cardinals [...]

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