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After much deliberation (5 minutes at least), I have determined the best approach to evaluating players from the so-called “steroid era” is to put world renowned sleuth Encyclopedia Brown on the case.  That’s right.  It’s time to set aside innuendo and double-talk and get to the heart of the matter.  No more Congressional hearings or [...]

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Putting a Bow on 2010

by on December 31, 2010 · 0 comments

  It’s almost time to close the book on 2010 and find out just how many of your friends and family don’t actually know the words to “Auld Lang Syne”.  If you need help on the song, I recommend this version performed by Street Corner Symphony from this year’s season 2 of the The Sing Off.  Before [...]

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Will Albert Catch A-Rod?

by on December 27, 2010 · 4 comments

Seriously.  Give this some thought.  Albert Pujols is currently 45th on the all-time hr list with 408.  Alex Rodriguez is currently 6th with 613.  Albert will play his age 31 season in 2011, and A-Rod will play his age 35 season at the same time.  By the time Albert retires, do you think that he’ll [...]

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Please don’t be frightened.  This will only hurt for a moment.  I’m going to write briefly about the subject of sabermetrics as though you’ve never heard anything about it.  There will be definitions.  There will be new terms introduced and foreign acronyms put on display.  Do not be alarmed.  I come in peace.  If you’ve read [...]

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Don’t let the title run you off just yet, I promise I’m going to make sense of it. I’m going to piggy-back a bit on what Dennis wrote this morning, because either we were reading the same things yesterday or great minds just think alike. Now, I know I’ve been a bit scarce in this [...]

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Since there seems to be some growing unrest in Cardinal nation about the contract status of one Albert Pujols, I thought it might be a good idea to survey the current free agent landscape for clues of what the future might bring.  The present might be a poor predictor of the future, but that’s never [...]

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I can’t actually prove that former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent was actually abducted by aliens, but that’s the only explanation I have for his Wall Street Journal op-ed piece.  If you haven’t read it, I’ll save you the 2 minutes by giving you a watered-down version in which I make fun of Fay’s idea.   Somewhere [...]

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A Time for Giving Thanks

by on November 24, 2010 · 0 comments

As the members of Cardinal Nation prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.  If you are driving this weekend, please be mindful of not only yourself but everybody else out there driving as well.  Most accidents are caused by people who don’t expect to [...]

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UCB Roundtable November 1st

by on November 1, 2010 · 1 comment

On Friday, October 29th, the team here at PH8 had an opportunity to fire off a question for the United Cardinal Blogger roundtable, and I gave it my best shot.  I went for a really nasty 12-6 curveball, but I hung it over the middle of the plate, instead.  Naturally, the UCB participants drilled it, [...]

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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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