Jack Buck

There really is no easy way to say “goodbye” to all 3 of our loyal readers.  Actually, I would not be even writing a goodbye post, if not for the amazing readers of this blog.  I feel I owe a bit in the way of an explanation to them.  For those of you who stumbled [...]

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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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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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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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Having read some of the other great lists posted at the other United Cardinal Blogger sites today, it’s both clear to me and worries me a bit that I’ve interpreted the assignment differently. Not convinced that’s a good or a bad thing, I’ve decided to press forward with my own interpretation and list. As such, you’ll [...]

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While doom and gloom should never be part of any fans’ experience, the reality becomes that baseball, as in life, is sometimes rarely fair. St. Louis has overcome enough obstacles in March/April to last well into the dog days, but the powers that be have decided to throw another wrench in the plans. The Cardinals [...]

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Greetings on a night where the big club hopefully escapes the weather and builds upon a very successful few turns through the rotation. After some needed deliberation, the format and name shall stay the same as will the time frame. For at least this member of the PH8 team, one five-game stretch is not enough to [...]

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After celebrating a very long but exciting day at Busch Stadium for the Blogger event, it became apparent that a tradition needed to be started here for our three loyal readers. The Cardinals put us up in some amazing digs and to honor that a new segment will be running every few weeks (or when [...]

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A Gentlemen’s Duel

by on February 17, 2011 · 2 comments

  The Versus network was showing “Greatest MLB Rivalries: Cardinals vs Cubs” the other night, and I happily volunteered one hour of my life to watching the show.  I pretty much know the contents by heart, but I never pass up the opportunity to listen to a retelling of the “Curse of the Billy Goat“.  [...]

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Growing up on the Iowa/Illinois border, two things were always assured every summer. You spent a lot of time in or around the Mississippi River and the Cubs/Cards rivalry became the big story no matter how each team was playing. Luckily for me I was able to witness the Big Mac/Sosa experience before leaving home [...]

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