General PH8 Stuff

Heading into a changing of the guard campaign, PH8 didn’t want to be left out of the fun. That’s why for 2012 our three loyal readers need to update their bookmarks to follow the fantasy fun. Two seasons at ESPN brought different champs (The Molina Brigade and Penny Can), and they both return anxious to [...]

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Achieving One Thousand

by on March 30, 2012 · 6 comments

In case I haven’t mentioned it enough times in this forum, the Baseball Reference Play Index is a wonderful – and at least for me, necessary – toy tool.  It allows a wide variety of searches, using an increasing-by-the-day number of qualifiers and options, to spit out an endless number of lists of statistical achievements. Today [...]

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The Cardinals’ release of veteran non-roster invitees Alex Cora and Koyie Hill on Sunday wasn’t the type of transaction that jumps off the computer screen at you, but it was another signal of how the organization has changed in recent years. Five years ago, and perhaps even more recently, Cora and/or Hill probably would have [...]

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Let’s make with the voting and the advancing of teams! Below is the first round of the Musial Region in the All-Time Cardinals Team Tournament, please vote for which team you believe should advance to the next round in each case, using whatever criteria you feel necessary – and if you so desire, let us [...]

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Cardinals fans, even those on the realistic side, can’t help but hope – or perhaps even expect – that former first-round pick Shelby Miller will graduate to the majors by next April and become the next great St. Louis pitcher. Miller, who made his 2012 Spring Training debut Wednesday, is sculpted like the ideal right-handed [...]

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Well, it’s unofficially official now.  The long national nightmare is finally over.  Roy Oswalt has finally decided that playing baseball right now does not sound nearly as much fun as staying at home and playing with his Tonka trucks in his own sandbox. Instead of joining one of the potential contenders that came calling, Oswalt [...]

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[Update 04/13: Added a handful of major league player accounts and some team stadium staff.] [Update 02/24: Added a large number of additional minor league accounts and a couple more team personnel.] [Update 02/23: I have confirmed that the account we had listed for Cardinals Farm Director John Vuch was not accurate and it has [...]

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Up until last Sept. 28, when the Cardinals won in Houston and the Braves lost in Atlanta and the National League wildcard spot completed its logic-defying defection to St. Louis, May 1, 2011, would have been as good a day as any with which to sum up the Redbirds’ season. It was a day that [...]

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Last week I asked the question, “If the Cardinals could add anyone, whom should they add?”  I was curious to see which active player — with accompanying contract — Cards fans desire the most. Big thanks to all of you who participated in the poll. We got more than 150 votes, and they were quite [...]

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I was minding my own business on Twitter this morning when the must-follow Sam Miller tweeted a link to this post from El Maquino, the results (as of Thursday morning) of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch online poll. Go check them out. Are you done laughing yet? Can I continue? OK, I’ll wait … Let’s get two facts [...]

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