The International Olympic Committee possesses pretty much absolute power to run the Olympics any way the committee members see fit. Of course, power corrupts, and absolute power potentially corrupts absolutely. Such philosophical generalities and supposition mean nothing without legitimate issue worth debating. Unfortunately for baseball and softball fans, the IOC has provided exactly the issue [...]
There is no BCS. Strength of schedule has not been taken into consideration. There can be only one. Which of these teams has the best fans in baseball?
Without a game to talk about, the Cardinals having Monday off in preparation for this week’s inter-league road trip, I felt it a good time to clear out the ole’ PH8 inbox – from time to time we receive notes from various folks with Cardinal-related information they’d like us to pass along to you, the three [...]
Skip Schumaker – Champion in more than 1 sense… You probably do not know Sean, Jamie, and Reesa Stutzman. I believe it even less probable that you have heard of Krabbe Leukodystrophy. Fortunately, Skip Schumaker knows both the family and a little about Krabbe Leukodystrophy. Even more importantly, Skip has stepped up in a big [...]
Which team from the NL Central division should join the Braves and Giants to represent the NL in the BFIB bracket championship?
The BFIB voting moves to the NL West with one finalist, the Atlanta Braves, already determined. Braves fans took first by a significant margin and scored over 50% of the vote in the first bracket. Who will take the NL West?
Imagine that you have been made commissioner of MLB for 1 day and have been granted all-powerful control to make 1 rule change that doesn’t have to be approved by anybody else. What would you do? What would you do?
In this crazy world of ours, where nuclear war could break out at any moment, one must be ready for the worst at all times. Baseball is no different, and if any team should be doing as many duck-and-cover drills as infield drills, it’s the Cardinals. This is part of the deal when you stock [...]
I make no claim regarding my ability to hit a Justin Verlander or a Jason Motte fastball, and I have no illusions about my ability to manage a major league game. I have a face for radio and a voice for the shower. I am simply a fan who writes about baseball so that our [...]
Make note that we are not giving away anything proprietary here (whatever that means). The PH8 logo is property of PH8 and may be presented to any true Gryffindor in need of it. The actual schedule is not even close to identical to the official ones released by the St. Louis Cardinals, so there is [...]