Matt Holliday

Eric Seidman from the Phillies blog Brotherly Glove joins us to discuss the already completed games, and those yet to come, in the National League Division Series with the Phils. Our chat with Eric included many topics about both the Phillies and the Cardinals, including a review of games one and two, a preview of game [...]

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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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The August project for the United Cardinal Bloggers was to get to know each other. We’ve had meetups at Busch for various events, we’ve invaded Pujols 5 for an evening – but this was an opportunity to ask and learn from each other with randomly selected pairings. We drew Rob Darnell from the Cards blog Rob [...]

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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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If you didn’t take time to read PH8′s Constitution of Bloggery (aka Where Optimism and Realism Diverge) for all Cardinal fans who seek balance and harmony between the opposing forces of cliff jumping and foolish optimism, then please go do it now.  His take was really inspired as he sought to bring equilibrium to the force.  I [...]

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Lance Berkman.  Matt Holliday.  Yadier Molina. Two of these things are much more alike than the other.  But Yadi’s pretty good too. Berkman and Holliday follow a very similar trajectory, with Lance having a one-year head-start on Matt in age that they reached the bigs. Berkman had a big year, his biggest actually, in his [...]

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Robinson Cano hit a metric butt-ton of bombs (32) on Monday night at Chase Field.  And he could’ve hit more, hitting the winning home run with a handful of outs in pocket. Matt Holliday hit, well, decidedly less (7) off of his selected pitcher, Yadier Molina.  (Wait, what?  Yes, Tony La Russa must have been [...]

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The kind folks at Holiday Inn really want to make the four loyal readers of PH8 happy. To that end, Holiday Inn – the Official Road Trip Partner of MLB – has provided us with a $75 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods *AND* some All-Star Game swag to give away to you, our loyal [...]

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As part of the great organization of bloggers that we are happily a founding member of, the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, I’m happy to submit the following ballot for the BBA’s 2011 All-Star balloting: Catcher National League – Brian McCann, Atlanta American League – Alex Avila, Detroit I’m sure the McCann pick will anger our three [...]

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Bad news, Cards fans.  Maybe you already know this, maybe you don’t. Albert Pujols being on the disabled list is not the only cause of the Cards’ recent slide.  The lineup looks really strange with him out and Matt Holliday hitting third, followed by whatever combination Tony La Russa scabs together that day.  But given [...]

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