General PH8 Stuff

“If there’s something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.” ~Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) in National Treasure. There is seemingly no shortage of “something wrong” in this world, so it’s just a matter of choosing your particular pet peeve and taking action.  As you might imagine, my list of [...]

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46 home games with a total attendance of 1,698,759.  If you divide B by A, carry one on the small toe of the left foot to the middle toe of the right foot……that’s about 36,929 per game.  At that pace, the Cardinals should be right at the 3 million attendance mark by the end of the season.  [...]

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So, what is the good news?  You may have to dig a little for it, but I’ll give you 10 reasons why Cardinal fans should be optimistic during the next 6 weeks. On paper, the Cardinals start off with a relatively tough schedule, but they tend to play to the level of their competition.  They are 2-0 against [...]

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For those who may not know, the recent tornado passed right through where I now call home. Joplin may never resemble the same area, but plenty of groups are going out of their way to make a difference. Add the Cardinals to this impressive list after today’s press conference and support with a major announcement. [...]

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Of all of the strange, silly, outlandish, and downright shameless contests we run here at PH8, I’m happy to both promote and participate in one that is worthwhile and fun at the same time. Win – win. From Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247), a sports writer from Knoxville TN: (via Twitter) If 10 St. Louis Cards’ fans [...]

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PH8 in Baseball Heaven

by on April 3, 2011 · 1 comment

There are many entrances to Busch Stadium.  Most of them have big gates and people who ask for your tickets.  One of them was reserved just for the members of the United Cardinal Bloggers, and we passed by the display case above on the way through the lobby.  Yeah, it was nice. Once we passed [...]

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Pitching Duel on PH8 Day!

by on April 3, 2011 · 1 comment

St. Louis and San Diego are locked up in a tight one, thanks to a key defensive play by Daniel Descalso. The Cards’ third baseman snared a Ryan Ludwick grounder with the bases loaded and doubled up the Padres to keep the Birds on the Bat leading through six. Jaime Garcia continued his domination through [...]

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Honkin’ for Jaime

by on April 3, 2011 · 1 comment

As the Tweet community knows, TLR was kind enough to put Jaime Garcia in the No. 8 hole for today’s game. Garcia has responded for the PH8 crew by dominating San Diego through two innings. Stay tuned for updates from Nick, Dennis, and I all day!

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Yep, it felt good just to walk up to the stadium knowing that real baseball would be played inside it after the long, cruel winter.  It also felt good knowing that there were plent of bathrooms inside said stadium since I’d been practically chugging water since leaving home that morning. With Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, [...]

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The rumors of Albert Pujols‘ demise have been greatly exaggerated (already).  He may have another 700 plate appearances to compensate for his lousy opening day performance, and he does have a history of putting up decent numbers by season’s end.  Despite the 0-everything from AP, the Cardinals still had the lead in the 9th with [...]

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