Chicago Cubs

Cubs manager Lou Piniella (also formerly manager of the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, and Rays) has decided to call it quits at the end of the 2010 season. Here’s your chance to name Lou’s eventual auto-biography. The fine folks at Coveroo (www.coveroo.com) have given us the opportunity to award one of their MLB licensed phone covers [...]

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Cards versus Cubs at Wrigley Field – does it get much better than that?  Well, assuming a Cardinal victory anyway… The United Cardinal Bloggers again undertake our progressive game blog, and you can find the previous and following innings here. I’m covering the fourth inning today, and here we go with the heart of the [...]

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While I don’t necessarily agree with all of the feigned hatred toward the Cubs that the author of this essay appears to hold (after all, how can you really hate a team that struggles like the Cubs? zing!) – it rings at least somewhat true for me, likewise living “in the land of the enemy.” [...]

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As mentioned at the end of our big NL Central Predictions project, we followed up the original request for predictions and comments with a set of questions about the teams in the divisions. Here are the questions, and the responses that we received, for your enjoyment on this 2010 Opening Day: 1.  The St. Louis [...]

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In an effort to put a new spin on making preseason predictions this year, we decided to get outside input from those who know the division best – other folks writing about the NL Central.  It just so happens this falls in line with the United Cardinal Bloggers’ 2010 Predictions project as well, so two [...]

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File this one under “can’t make this stuff up.”

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[Ed. note - As a charter member of the St. Louis Cardinals chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) (along with fellow UCB members C70 at the Bat, Fungoes, and Stan Musial's Stance), PH8 been afforded the honor of carrying an official vote for a couple of the BBA's 2009 MLB Awards.  You can find [...]

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Labor Day Links

by on September 7, 2009 · 5 comments

I have been giving a lot of thought to how impressive the post All-Star run by the big club has been, and they are not alone. Memphis and Springfield secured postseason berths in quite different ways, as the revolving 2009 season has proven that the Cardinals still have plenty of depth. Tonight’s focus has to [...]

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Chris Carpenter wasn’t his sharpest. Albert Pujols continued to smack the ball around the park, but didn’t deliver the big blows. The Cardinals put together six runs (it’s a serious number) against Pirates’ pitching, and moved one game ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Matt Holliday continued to rake, Mark DeRosa has [...]

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Take part in the United Cardinal Bloggers’ July project… Join us all day Sunday for the Cardinals vs Cubs day-night doubleheader! UCB Live Blog — Cubs/Cards

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