Best Fans in Baseball: AL West Bracket

by Dennis June 25, 2012

Who will move on from the AL West division to face the National League representatives in the final round.  The Braves are the fan base beast of the NL East, the Giants took the NL West, and the NL Central gets 2 reps – the Cardinals and Cubs.  Why?  Because a blog about the Cardinals [...]

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Darryl Kile and the legacy you leave behind

by Nick June 22, 2012

This week has been one of reflection for many people associated with the Cardinals – including us fans.  The current team is struggling, and yet it seems so trivial in a way, as the mind wanders to teams gone by. Specifically, the 2002 Cardinals were a team struck with far more adversity than the injury-riddled [...]

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Cardinals’ Top Ten Pitching Starts of 2012 by Game Score

by Nick June 21, 2012

Jake Westbrook sure twirled a gem last night didn’t he? Look at the smile on his face at the end of the game, shaking hands with his teammates – looks like a man who just had a blast tossing a baseball, and being really successful doing it: As my mind tends to wander following a [...]

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Cards Off Day Odds and Ends: HOVG Heroes, Not for Sale, Stadium Journey at Busch III, Browser Theme, and some shameless self-promotion

by Nick June 19, 2012

Without a game to talk about, the Cardinals having Monday off in preparation for this week’s inter-league road trip, I felt it a good time to clear out the ole’ PH8 inbox – from time to time we receive notes from various folks with Cardinal-related information they’d like us to pass along to you, the three [...]

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STARS 4 Baby Reesa

by Dennis June 18, 2012

Skip Schumaker – Champion in more than 1 sense… You probably do not know Sean, Jamie, and Reesa Stutzman.  I believe it even less probable that you have heard of Krabbe Leukodystrophy.  Fortunately, Skip Schumaker knows both the family and a little about Krabbe Leukodystrophy.  Even more importantly, Skip has stepped up in a big [...]

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Royals 5, Cardinals 3: What I would’ve tweeted

by Nick June 18, 2012

Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads. I spent the mid-afternoon of my Father’s Day at the local swimming hole with the young boy PH8 and Wife PH8 – who, bless her heart, advised me to start the Cards game from the beginning once we returned home and nap-time had ensued. *sigh* Little did [...]

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In Memoriam: Jack Buck and Darryl Kile

by Dennis June 17, 2012

When I think of John Francis “Jack” Buck (August 21, 1924 – June 18, 2002) and Darryl Andrew Kile (December 2, 1968 – June 22, 2002), words fail me.  My brain works at creating spontaneous thoughts, but the signals that tell the rest of my body how to operate fail after the one that first [...]

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David Freese goes opposite field, profits.

by Nick June 15, 2012

David Freese: Two-for-four, one double, one home run, three runs batted in. Both the double and the home run were to the right-center gap. That’s important, in context. Post-game, the @Cardinals social media folks had this to add on Freese’s solid day at the plate: https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/213471819636817921 What could he possibly have found?  Cards beat-writer extraordinaire Derrick [...]

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Best Fans In Baseball: NL Central Bracket

by Dennis June 15, 2012

Which team from the NL Central division should join the Braves and Giants to represent the NL in the BFIB bracket championship?  

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Mitchell Boggs: Guilty By Association

by Nick June 13, 2012

I knew I would see them, just as soon as A.J. Pierzynski deposited a baseball into the stands.  They were coming, as sure as the Cardinals would lose the game, and I couldn’t help but search them out. It was time for the “Mitchell Boggs sucks” tweets. http://twitter.com/stlouis0/status/212733554914885632 This strikes me as odd, since Boggs’ [...]

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