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World Series Game Seven’s are best watched from the edge of a seat. I learned that last night as the Cardinals slowly, systematically – thankfully – secured their eleventh World Championship in franchise history. What a game. What a series. What a season. The Texas Rangers were the perfect, formidable foe for this season’s Fall [...]

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“What are you doing here?” Tony La Russa to Lance Lynn, Game 5 It’s been a punch line since Monday night, but viewed in a different light, that line – that question – is really a microcosm of how the Cardinals’ 2011 season has turned out, no? They weren’t supposed to be here. Ten-and-a-half games [...]

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Kulpa-bility

by on October 24, 2011 · 10 comments

  It seems like a good bit of Cardinal Nation (myself included) took issue with Ron Kulpa’s strike zone in World Series game 4.  In order to try and remove SOME bias from my opinion based on a SLIGHTLY biased perception, I thought it was a good time to head over to www.BrooksBaseball.net for some [...]

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Not not those talking heads.  These Talking Heads. “You may ask yourself, ‘Well, how did I get here?’” -David Byrne How DID we get here?  If someone had gone into hibernation at the end of April and woke up in early September, without the convenience of having a standings sheet in front of them, the [...]

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Major League Baseball has handed down its ruling for Yadier Molina‘s rage-filled ejection on Tuesday night, hitting the catcher with a five-game suspension, intended to begin tonight, barring appeal. From the press release sent out by MLB (h/t Adam McCalvy, MLB.com): St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been suspended for five games and fined [...]

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Robinson Cano hit a metric butt-ton of bombs (32) on Monday night at Chase Field.  And he could’ve hit more, hitting the winning home run with a handful of outs in pocket. Matt Holliday hit, well, decidedly less (7) off of his selected pitcher, Yadier Molina.  (Wait, what?  Yes, Tony La Russa must have been [...]

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The kind folks at Holiday Inn really want to make the four loyal readers of PH8 happy. To that end, Holiday Inn – the Official Road Trip Partner of MLB – has provided us with a $75 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods *AND* some All-Star Game swag to give away to you, our loyal [...]

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When the St. Louis Cardinals Public Relations team talks, we listen.  When they send out a simple request to help support Stan Musial, we break out the kevlar jerseys to take to the baseball fields in his honor.  Fortunately, all the team asked the Cardinal blogger community to do was help get out the most [...]

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Let’s call a spade a spade for just once and admit that Bud Selig is after the Dodgers.  Sure, he’s going after the team under the guise that an ownership transfer is in the best interest of baseball.  That one is right up there with oceanfront property in Arizona and a bridge I’d like to [...]

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Matt Holliday is leading the NL with a .349 average?  Been there, done that.  Lance Berkman is close behind at .338?  Sure, no problem.  Joey Votto is cruising along with another great season?  Yep, that’s what we’ve come to expect.  Placido Polanco is slapping the ball around consistently enough to post a .335 average?  No [...]

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