Non-Cardinals

Introduction (aka a bunch of words at the top): An introduction is most certainly in order.  I’m Dennis, but you may know me on Twitter as gr33nazn – owner of #ManFridge.  I recently authored a post on my personal blog about why I’m not a baseball blogger, so naturally I’m now attempting to be a baseball [...]

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Brendan Ryan is penciled into the first slot in Tony La Russa’s batting order today, facing Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants. This will be the first time back in the lead-off spot for Ryan since July 1 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryan has obviously improved at the plate as the season has gone [...]

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Well that was quite the interesting weekend, wasn’t it? Regardless of how you feel about the Ryan Ludwick / Jake Westbrook trade or how feeble the Pittsburgh Pirates are, three wins were a welcome sight for this Cardinal fan. Can the Redbirds keep up the offensive explosion that was ignited when the Pirates rolled into [...]

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From One Vet…

by on July 2, 2010 · 0 comments

Iraq was all everyone wanted to talk about in my family the summer of 2004. I much rather wanted to talk about how St. Louis was putting together one of the greatest regular seasons in my lifetime. But as most things work out, the war effort did get most of the attention no matter how [...]

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Well, the game wasn’t really the story last night, was it? It’s still difficult for me to determine exactly when, by watching the various videos of the incident, the young man was tasered, but the lead photo at Deadspin makes it clear that it actually happened. Wonder if a person that would run onto the [...]

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Ed. note: This can be said of really any post here at Pitchers Hit Eighth, but I’d like to make explicitly clear for this one in particular that these are my opinions and mine only. Others may agree or disagree with me, but this is all coming from my brain, not anyone else who may [...]

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By now you’ve surely heard from someone, or read somewhere, or looked it up yourself.  Joel Pineiro has displayed exceptional control of his pitches this season. In fact, entering his start in San Diego tonight, Pineiro leads MLB among qualifying pitchers in fewest walks total and fewest walks per nine innings.  Not far behind are [...]

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Dodgers’ pitcher Charlie Haeger made only his second MLB start last night against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium, and the young knuckleballer had certain measures of success. Sure, there was the inevitable home run from Albert Pujols and the bomb from Rick Ankiel, but for the most part Haeger kept the Cardinals off balance at [...]

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[Ed. note - below is another installment in a series that has been popular here, the One Question Interview.  We ask one question of our interviewee of choice, they give us their answer.  Simple, right?  In preparation for the Cardinals' weekend series with the San Diego Padres, today's interviewee is Geoff Young of Ducksnorts, a [...]

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The Matt Holliday to St. Louis trade rumors got us thinking… Just how large of a haul has Billy Beane raked in via Mark Mulder’s balky shoulder?  The answer may surprise you, and make you rethink whether the Cards should be party to increasing the haul. As you’ll find below, the (now) ill-fated Mulder deal [...]

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