Mark McGwire

Let’s just dispense with the pleasantries and list them all here, shall we? This way, Cards fans have a repository to come back to game after game, without having to continue to come up with new reasons for a lost season. In no particular order: Moths Ryan Franklin Takashi Saito Rob Drake Tony Rasmus Dan [...]

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I’ve got an ever-growing number of items floating around the ole desk here that I need to get resolved, so as such, here’s one big catch-all post to take care of them… Trade Deadline Not ecstatic to see Colby Rasmus leave, but I think it was another situation where the relationship (however you want to [...]

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Not The News – Vol VI

by on March 14, 2011 · 2 comments

I was going to attempt to start off with something funny and/or clever here, but I’m a little sluggish after the “Daylight Saving Time” atrocity over the weekend, and I also desperately need more cowbell in my life.  So, without any additional fanfare or merrymaking, here is Volume VI: LATOS AND LINCECUM TO STAR IN [...]

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Yesterday’s news about Jim Edmonds signing a minor league deal with the Cardinals immediately raised several questions in my mind.  After allowing them to bounce around the somewhat empty space within my cranium, I eventually was left with one unanswered question.  With retirement for Jimmy Ballgame waiting somewhere on the not-too-distant horizon, is Cooperstown beckoning just [...]

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It’s never too early to start griping about something, so let’s get this one out of the way early.  Here at PH8, I’m all about berating confusing eviscerating educating baseball fans by collecting information and making it even less palatable than it was in its original form.  With that in mind, here’s the 2012 baseball Hall [...]

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After much deliberation (5 minutes at least), I have determined the best approach to evaluating players from the so-called “steroid era” is to put world renowned sleuth Encyclopedia Brown on the case.  That’s right.  It’s time to set aside innuendo and double-talk and get to the heart of the matter.  No more Congressional hearings or [...]

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Maybe I’m the only one who feels this way.  Maybe I’m not enough of a baseball historian, and what follows could certainly brand me as such. Amongst all of the bickering, name-calling, and endless columns, posts, and Twitter sniping about who belonged in the Hall of Fame from the 2011 ballot – Jack Morris versus [...]

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Why the title?  Let’s face it.  Their names are forever linked.  According to Bert Blyleven: ”It’s been 14 years of praying and waiting.”  Really?  If it were me, I’d have a 14 full cuss jars sitting in a room by now.  Can you imagine the combination of excitement and relief?  Just watch the reactions of the latest round of [...]

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Please do not be alarmed.  Nobody has been foolish enough to actually entrust yours truly with a vote that actually helps determine who gets enshrined in Cooperstown and who does not.  Not even Charlie Sheen has ideas that bad.  However, the members of the BBA have been asked to participate in an interesting project.  We’re [...]

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A little later than scheduled, I finally posed my question to the United Cardinal Bloggers for the Fall Roundtable discussions: It would appear as if the Tony La Russa Era is soon coming to a close, but in MLB terms he’s had a unusually long run managing in St. Louis. As we all know, that [...]

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