Rickie Weeks

Pitchers Hit Eighth has the distinct honor of calling the third inning action in the United Cardinal Bloggers’ 2013 Progressive Game Blog.  If you’ve not seen one of these things before, here is the gist of it, from the UCB site: If you’ve never read one of our Progressive Game Blogs before, you are in [...]

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Back in January of last year, we made a “mashup” of the Cardinal teams of 2000 and 2010 – choosing the best player seasons of each year and combining them to form one lineup/roster. In anticipation of NLCS Game Three, here is a similar exercise for the 1982 World Series and 2011 National League Championship [...]

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This post has been clanking around in my head for some time, a couple of weeks now at least, just waiting for the right moment – the right time to finally put words to screen, to find what it is that remains of the 2011 Cardinals season. Away from the whiplash fans (“Tonight’s win was [...]

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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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All-Star Voting Guide

by on June 15, 2011 · 4 comments

I am declaring myself the Medium High Emperor of All-Star Game Voting.  Why?  Why not?  Nobody else has declared themselves “Medium High Emperor”, have they?  Besides, it sounds good, and I think it will look great on my updated resume.  There are no actual responsibilities or powers that come with the title, but it should be enough [...]

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Cardinals fans at Busch Stadium this weekend have been treated to three starting pitching gems so far in just two games – two for the good guys (Jaime Garcia and Kyle Lohse) and one by the opposing Brewers (Yovani Gallardo).  Lohse’s required a bit more wiggle work, but he was outstanding again nonetheless. We enter [...]

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The Zen of Cardinal Nation

by on February 10, 2011 · 3 comments

At some point, I’m waiting for an outbreak of common sense to strike.  The sky will no longer be falling, and people will stop preaching “doom and gloom” to the members of Cardinal Nation for the sake of page views and ratings.  Ultimately, the factual reality will prevail over conjecture, hearsay, and third generation innuendo [...]

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Mang Overboard

by on January 13, 2011 · 6 comments

“I say and I say it again, you’ve been had. You’ve been took. You’ve been hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray, run amok.” ~Malcolm X (Malcolm X – a Spike Lee joint) I couldn’t have said it better myself (probably because Denzel Washington has a way better speaking voice, and he’s well…Denzel).  Someone has tried to pull the [...]

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I have had a hard enough time keeping up with with the Cardinals in late 2010 and into the off-season much less trying to watch much “other” baseball.  Thankfully, the tools at the disposal of an otherwise occupied blogger (FanGraphs, Baseball-Reference, Twitter) are more than enough to formulate the PH8 ballot for the BBA National [...]

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