Playoffs

So the Cardinals have made it to the National League Championship Series, beginning today in Milwaukee. Are you interested in going to any of the games?  Should’ve snapped up those tickets Friday night after the Redbirds won, or even yesterday morning… Our ticket partner TiqIQ, is tracking the secondary market prices for tickets (as always) [...]

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What you see happening this week all over Cards’ sites brings back a lot of memories. The high hopes brought by St. Louis in 2009 left many feeling unfinished business after getting swept at this stage. All that makes this improbable run even more amazing to witness. For the crew here at PH8, we each [...]

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John Mozeliak doubles up

by on October 6, 2011 · 12 comments

It’s been said more than once, by more than one person, Cardinals fan or not: The Colby Rasmus trade was an all-in move for the 2011 Cards. All of sports has adopted the strategic poker move as a euphemism for taking extreme measures or doing everything in one’s power to accomplish a goal. After last [...]

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The Penalty Box is Full

by on October 5, 2011 · 0 comments

 In my most recent post, I spoke out about the need for a Cardinal Nation Penalty Box for those “fans” who simply insist on giving up on the Cardinals before the very end.  I’m here to tell you right now that the penalty box is full, and you folks know who you are.  I saw [...]

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Yes, there needs to be one.  No, it’s not just for people who commit egregious party fouls (double dipping).  It’s also for any of the “Best Fans in Baseball” who gave up on the Cardinals way back in August….or July….or anytime at all this season.  It’s also good for any Cardinal fans who stopped watching [...]

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Didn’t see that finish coming either, huh? And after this summer, any further need to gamble, skydive, or even ride coasters is forever muted. The Cardinals are winners in my book no matter what happens in October, but a couple of playoff gems by Chris Carpenter would help keep the playoff beard from going all [...]

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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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If you are just waking up on Thursday morning and this is the place you come first for your Cardinals news, first, I’m sorry.  Second, THE CARDINALS WON!  Third, SO DID THE PHILLIES! Yes, our beloved Redbirds are on to the 2011 tournament, and without having to play that pesky 163rd game, even! Chris Carpenter [...]

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As we all prepare for tonight’s Cards versus Astros and Phillies versus Braves games that may determine the final playoff spot in the National League, I thought it appropriate to bring a little levity to a high-leverage situation. It just so happens that Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has some managerial tendencies that tweak that teams [...]

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If It Ain’t Broke…

by on March 17, 2011 · 3 comments

…Don’t Fix It!  Also, don’t add another round to the playoffs, either.  Oh, I don’t just sit around the #ManCave all winter long trying to dream up ways to eat large burritos with plastic sporks.  I also concern myself with the national pastime and the different ways people propose meddling with it.  Consider the possibility [...]

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