SHOE ATTACKS MAN IN MOUTH. SHOE WINS 5-0 IN STUNNING ROUT! Man goes 0-5 with 4 strikeouts against shoe. I love a good mea culpa as much as the next guy, and I’d really like to believe Gomes is sincere with his Deion Sanders impression of a high-speed backpedal. The only problem I’ve got with the whole [...]
Same song, different verse, eh Walt? MVP-caliber first baseman with bright future? Check. Injury prone third baseman? Check. Potentially talented pitching staff led by innings eater who is signed through the next several seasons? Check. Talented young nucleus mixed with veteran leadership and experienced bullpen help? Check. Sound familiar? We’re either talking about the current [...]
The Gold Glove which is technically the “Rawlings Gold Glove Award” is voted on by the managers and coaches of each league. Voters are not permitted to vote for players from their own team in an effort to eliminate bias. That said, it’s probably fair to say that most voters don’t take the time to [...]
I have had a hard enough time keeping up with with the Cardinals in late 2010 and into the off-season much less trying to watch much “other” baseball. Thankfully, the tools at the disposal of an otherwise occupied blogger (FanGraphs, Baseball-Reference, Twitter) are more than enough to formulate the PH8 ballot for the BBA National [...]
Dear Brandon Phillips, I hold plenty of respect for your teammates, but you sir, have embarrassed yourself. You went two-for-fourteen against the Cardinals while on the losing end of a three-game sweep. In honor of your “performance,” I would like to present you with the following. (Language NSFW.) Love, PH8.
As part of a Baseball Bloggers Alliance Project, Josh, Andrew and I cast our ballots for the 2010 National League All-Star team. In order to keep things simple, two out of three votes was a lock, no need for further discussion. We managed to lock up all but one outfield position in that voting manner. [...]
Chris Perez is starting to get ‘that look’ when he pitches. Tonight, he seemed really pissed off that Brandon Phillips got that hit to left, and he took it out on Javier Valentin and Edwin Encarnacion. The slider was working, the heater was working, the control seemed to be working. CP63 has got it going [...]
From my Sunday Spitballs – 06.08.08 post: Anyone else feel like the Cardinals badly need a sweep? It should’ve happened in the Nats series, but instead Ryan Franklin did his best Jason Isringhausen imitation. They really need to get on a tear to get some confidence back, it would seem. Sooner or later, the Cubs [...]