Jim Edmonds

Jon Jay plays center field with the same fearless disrespect for inertia and personal safety that Jim Edmonds had when he played the same position years ago.  Maybe that’s why so many fans in St. Louis believe Jon Jay deserves a Gold Glove award this year.  Maybe he does, and maybe he doesn’t.  Carefully consider [...]

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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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If you think back on the Tony La Russa Era of Cardinals baseball (1996-2011), at least one player immediately should spring to mind at each position in the field. Every position, that is, except for one. There’s Yadier Molina at catcher, Scott Rolen at third base, Edgar Renteria at shortstop (or maybe David Eckstein if [...]

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“What are you doing here?” Tony La Russa to Lance Lynn, Game 5 It’s been a punch line since Monday night, but viewed in a different light, that line – that question – is really a microcosm of how the Cardinals’ 2011 season has turned out, no? They weren’t supposed to be here. Ten-and-a-half games [...]

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What you see happening this week all over Cards’ sites brings back a lot of memories. The high hopes brought by St. Louis in 2009 left many feeling unfinished business after getting swept at this stage. All that makes this improbable run even more amazing to witness. For the crew here at PH8, we each [...]

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How about some extra reading material? Yes? —– The Hardball Times’ Chris Jaffe has been doin’ work on the St. Louis and the Redbirds the last two weeks. First, a piece about the anniversary of the Eddie Gaedel game that includes a lot of Cardinal notes in the list below as well, including Harry Walker, [...]

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I believe I’m about to embark on what some around St. Louis might call heresy. Still reading?  Ok, then let’s continue… Today’s WAR Graphs compare the most recent Cardinal center fielders of significant tenure – Jim Edmonds, Ray Lankford, and Willie McGee – all three with over one-thousand games played in center for the Redbirds. [...]

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Yep, it felt good just to walk up to the stadium knowing that real baseball would be played inside it after the long, cruel winter.  It also felt good knowing that there were plent of bathrooms inside said stadium since I’d been practically chugging water since leaving home that morning. With Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, [...]

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It’s time that the little Napoleonic portion of my brain comes out to play a bit.  Why?  I’ve heard enough nonsense from the talking heads on television.  If there is going to be absolute nonsense, then it might as well come from me, and it might as well be at least somewhat amusing. UNTRUTHS: The [...]

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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 [...]

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