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The excitement of Draft Day feels similar to the start of Hot Stove action with the main difference being June almost always brings promise. December typically offers highs and lows depending on the season, but only an occasional head-scratching move in the first round can dampen the mood of adding new hope to the ranks. [...]

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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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Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times e-mailed me this morning with a link to his latest piece at that site, reflecting on Bob Gibson’s 14-inning victory 40 years ago today. My favorite part of Jaffe’s post is what he calls his favorite as well: My favorite part came in the eleventh inning. In the top [...]

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There is still a certain amount of consternation amongst Cardinal fans regarding Jon Jay’s uniform number and whether or not a player of his stature, or ANY player for that matter, should be wearing the number made beloved by former Cards center fielder Jim Edmonds. B.J. Rains at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat put together a [...]

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Daniel over at C70 At The Bat spent what can only be imagined as many hours (days?) putting together a truly comprehensive guide to the ever-growing number of blogs writing about the Cardinals. If you’re not already aware, Daniel deserves a lot of the credit for organizing the blogs, not only in this list, but [...]

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A day off is good for this team’s bullpen, still not far enough removed for Tony’s liking from the 20-inning marathon last weekend. Rest assured PH8 loyal readers (all three of you), we do not have any intention of hosting a live blog this weekend.  As such, expect regular-old boring nine-inning games.  Sorry. Peoria Cardinals [...]

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It is a very long season, especially sitting here in April, but yesterday’s day/night epic will be talked about over and over. I’ll leave most of the yummy goodness to others because honestly — I’m exhausted. St. Louis Beat P-D’s take should be even more fun in the morning but the JSL!!! guru gives this [...]

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While I don’t necessarily agree with all of the feigned hatred toward the Cubs that the author of this essay appears to hold (after all, how can you really hate a team that struggles like the Cubs? zing!) – it rings at least somewhat true for me, likewise living “in the land of the enemy.” [...]

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Former MLBer Morgan Ensberg is attempting to transition into broadcasting, now that his playing career is over.  As such, he’s been reaching out to anyone who will read what he has to write, both at his new blog and on Twitter (@MorganEnsberg). Reading his “insider” accounts and knowledge about the game is refreshing, but today’s [...]

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So here goes the rumor mill that Cardinal fans, players, coaches, and executives will be dealing with until Albert Pujols is signed to a contract extension or ultimately set loose from St. Louis in some manner. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that a Phillies source told him the Phils have had internal discussions about making an [...]

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