Mark McGwire

Well, the game wasn’t really the story last night, was it? It’s still difficult for me to determine exactly when, by watching the various videos of the incident, the young man was tasered, but the lead photo at Deadspin makes it clear that it actually happened. Wonder if a person that would run onto the [...]

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Ah, it feels good to write a “day-after-game” post again. Who enjoys having baseball back? Cardinals 11, Reds 6 What injuries? Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina both homered, Pujols twice and Molina’s a grand slam, in yesterday’s game.  Seems they’re feeling alright, eh? Skip struggles. Skip Schumaker booted a short-hop ground ball that he probably [...]

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[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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[Ed. note - Once again we are taking part in a United Cardinal Bloggers project.  This month is the ever popular pre-season Roundtable discussions.  You can find the full schedule of roundtable questions and posts at the UCB website. I wrote and sent out this question one week ago, the night before Baby PH8 was [...]

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Disappointment comes in many forms, especially when you are a true fan. A little bit of me dies inside every time St. Louis signs a former Cub, but that is just silly, right? The bigger trouble is knowing that former Cards will play in other uniforms, but does it have to be the Royals and [...]

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With names from Cardinal teams past popping up everywhere – Mark McGwire is the team’s new hitting coach and possible pinch-hitter (depending on whether Tony would ever really push for such a thing), and now Jim Edmonds has “challenged” LaRussa to give him a roster spot (believe what you will there) – I thought it [...]

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Ed. note: This can be said of really any post here at Pitchers Hit Eighth, but I’d like to make explicitly clear for this one in particular that these are my opinions and mine only. Others may agree or disagree with me, but this is all coming from my brain, not anyone else who may [...]

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Before you all lambast me for running down the esteemed new hitting coach before he can work his magic with all of the Redbird hitters, please note that this post is intended mostly tongue-in-cheek, as I know Mark McGwire has had success working with the likes of Skip Schumaker, most certainly not a power hitter. [...]

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Well, the commenting has died down on last week’s ballot discussion posts, so without further ado, we present the Pitchers Hit Eighth ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance‘s 2010 Hall of Fame voting (with links leading to our discussion threads for each player. Roberto Alomar – Robbie was a quick yes vote. His dominance was [...]

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Mark McGwire Nick: I’m not going to get into statistical analysis with Mark McGwire. It’s likely I will be criticized as a homer, dismissed as a PED-apologist, or whatever other disparaging remarks can come along with supporting a guy like McGwire… …but he has my vote. Look, if this discussion was independent of McGwire’s rumored [...]

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