Minor League Cardinals

Without a doubt this is a list in flux, and I presume that’s the case for more folks than just yours truly. Last season’s list bore little resemblance to what it would’ve been in mid-July of this season, and neither of those would match with the list below. Even my late posting of this list [...]

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Why Not Wednesday

by on September 23, 2009 · 1 comment

Since I’m still fairly new to the UCB, I haven’t had the chance to comment much on the group. Everyone has been busy given the time of year (school, kids, work), but the projects are always top notch. This month is no exception, even though we here at PH8 are late to the party. The [...]

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The Cardinals’ top draft pick this season, Shelby Miller, is making his first start as a professional in the Cards minor league system tonight for the Quad Cities River Bandits versus the Beloit Snappers. Ok, so Miller will only throw one inning, but the buzz is loud.  The hype is fervent. Minor League radio broadcasts [...]

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Getting This Party Started

by on August 26, 2009 · 1 comment

After such a warm welcome, I figured out the best way to introduce myself again to the three loyal readers of PH8. I’m going to talk entirely about another person. Erin Bolen has resumed her pinch-hitting role down in Springfield and shares with us that she has the inside track to take over the beat full-time. [...]

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Can’t believe it’s been this long already, and can’t believe the date slipped by even this long. It’s not one year to the day, but a couple days ago marked the anniversary of our foray onto Twitter. What a wild ride it’s been, thanks to all of you following. Can anyone help with the Twitter [...]

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In another game that many would argue the 2008 Cardinals didn’t have a chance in, the 2009 Redbirds emerge victorious to win another series against the Dodgers, their fifth win this season in the seventh and final regular season matchup with the NL West leaders. Notes Adam Wainwright was brilliant early, then seemed as if [...]

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Get ready for the link-fest folks. Shelby Miller The Cardinals’ front office has been saying for weeks they weren’t worried about getting a deal done.  The St. Louis scribes have said for some time that they expected it to get done.  There are tidbits floating around on Twitter today that many of these deals have [...]

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Retro-PH8 One year ago to the day, Jarrod Washburn had been claimed off of waivers, and everyone was scrambling to find out which team had placed the claim.  Could it have been the Cardinals? He wound up staying with the Mariners when they pulled him back, only to ship him off to the Tigers this [...]

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Last night some friends and I took advantage of being close to the home of the Kane County Cougars, Elfstrom Stadium.  The team recently completed a renovation and expansion of their stadium and they did a nice job. The Cougars are the Class A Midwest League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. It was a great [...]

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Brett Wallace. Clayton Mortensen. Shane Peterson. Which one is this go-round’s Dan Haren? As one would expect, the Cardinals’ trade for Matt Holliday brought about much excitement, for there is a new big bat in the daily lineup.  It also brought consternation because of the seemingly exorbitant price. We can’t add much outside of the [...]

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