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Beyond the preponderance of a doubt, membership in new media’s blogosphere has its privileges.  Preferential treatment, increased levels of access, and recognition by a team that we cover translate to a higher order of unique content available on this blog.  As we’ve all learned from Spider-Man “with great power comes great responsibility”.  That idea could [...]

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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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If you are interested in a time-consuming yet meaningless exercise involving baseball and geeky numbers, then you have come to the right place.  If you are interested in silly Photoshop artwork involving baseball players, media members, and sometimes farm animals, you have also come to the right place.  For the latter, you may need to [...]

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Up until last Sept. 28, when the Cardinals won in Houston and the Braves lost in Atlanta and the National League wildcard spot completed its logic-defying defection to St. Louis, May 1, 2011, would have been as good a day as any with which to sum up the Redbirds’ season. It was a day that [...]

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The Evolution of Yadi

by on December 29, 2011 · 1 comment

Adam Wainwright’s mesmerizing curveball that froze future teammate Carlos Beltran and ended Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS stands as the iconic image of the Cardinals’ stunning, logic-defying run to the World Series title that year. But if a play were chosen to represent the unlikely nature of that postseason journey, it might have been [...]

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On the morning of January 19th, I started collecting links – as many as I can find with minimal effort – that discuss the Albert Pujols contract discussions. Why? Who knows, yet here they are. Oh, and to serve you all, our three loyal readers! The Daily Pujols certainly won’t be a comprehensive list, but between local, national, and blog [...]

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On the morning of January 19th, I started collecting links – as many as I can find with minimal effort – that discuss the Albert Pujols contract discussions. Why? Who knows, yet here they are. Oh, and to serve you all, our three loyal readers! The Daily Pujols certainly won’t be a comprehensive list, but between local, national, and [...]

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On the morning of January 19th, I started collecting links – as many as I can find with minimal effort – that discuss the Albert Pujols contract discussions. Why? Who knows, yet here they are. Oh, and to serve you all, our three loyal readers! The Daily Pujols certainly won’t be a comprehensive list, but between local, [...]

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Epic WAR Graph Wednesday today. It’s the SCRAPGraph.  Or GRITGraph.  Whichever you prefer. We’ve got Nick Punto.  We’ve got Aaron Miles.  We’ve got Craig Paquette.  And just for good measure, The Secret Weapon, Jose Oquendo. And believe it or not, there are some fascinating things to be seen (isn’t that always the case with WAR [...]

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After seeing and enjoying similarly titled posts at Splashing Pumpkins, a great San Francisco Giants blog, I asked the proprietor of that site if I could steal borrow the concept here at PH8.  Thankfully, Julian was more than gracious about it, so on occasional Wednesdays I’ll try to find something interesting to show you via [...]

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