General PH8 Stuff

If you’re like me, waiting until the last minute either to decide you’re going to go to a game – or in my case, waiting to find out whether you’ll even be in town to be ABLE to go to the game – tickets in a location that you would like to sit can sometimes [...]

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Give me just one good reason to not pick the Phillies, and I wouldn’t pick the Phillies here.  The Braves could push the Phillies, but the Phillies still have a margin for error that no other team in the division has.  They also have nearly twice the payroll that the Braves have, so we’re not [...]

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Activate the PH8 signal! Many of you know, some of you don’t, that SABR is not just a bunch of folks sitting around coming up with new-fangled statistics meant to irritate Murray Chass. On the contrary, one of the most valuable facets of SABR is the historical research being done. To that end, I received [...]

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  COMMENT:  Great photo of Jenkins taken at the “Flat Earth Society” meeting in July.     I recently mocked a piece by Bruce Jenkins in which he suggested that the Giants might buy out the remainder of Barry Zito‘s contract.  Given the opportunity, I’d still mock the article as illogical speculation driven by a need [...]

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Not The News – Vol VI

by on March 14, 2011 · 2 comments

I was going to attempt to start off with something funny and/or clever here, but I’m a little sluggish after the “Daylight Saving Time” atrocity over the weekend, and I also desperately need more cowbell in my life.  So, without any additional fanfare or merrymaking, here is Volume VI: LATOS AND LINCECUM TO STAR IN [...]

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That’s right.  It’s a “Honey-Do” list.  It’s a list of things that must be accomplished prior to opening day, or else you won’t be able to watch baseball in complete peace and quiet.  We’re not talking about your everyday “fix-the-gutter” or unclog the drain type DIY projects, either.  I’m talking serious stuff here, and you’re running [...]

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The Duke and Jimmy Edmonds

by on February 27, 2011 · 3 comments

As news about the passing of Duke Snider made its way around various media outlets, two things really stuck with me.  The first was an excerpt taken from a statement released by Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully: “Although it’s ironic to say it, we have lost a giant.” Well said, Mr. Scully, well said.  The second [...]

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Not The News – Vol. I

by on February 26, 2011 · 4 comments

SHOE ATTACKS MAN IN MOUTH.  SHOE WINS 5-0 IN STUNNING ROUT!  Man goes 0-5 with 4 strikeouts against shoe. I love a good mea culpa as much as the next guy, and I’d really like to believe Gomes is sincere with his Deion Sanders impression of a high-speed backpedal.  The only problem I’ve got with the whole [...]

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I know, I know – that’s happened a lot more often than just two years ago… *rimshot* Two years ago is when some motivated individual stomped out the words “CUBS SUCK” in the snow at the Ballpark Village site. Click below and remember the good times, pre-softball field. [ Ballpark Village Says Cubs Suck ]

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Mangling The Mang

by on January 28, 2011 · 2 comments

If you saw yesterday’s Daily Pujols, you probably got the drift that Brian Boyd’s piece at The University News didn’t go over well. Well, naturally, Dennis and I spent some time discussing it and what it meant to Albert Pujols and what it meant to fans of Pujols. Snark, sarcasm, and dry wit.  All fair [...]

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