Roy Halladay

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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Didn’t see that finish coming either, huh? And after this summer, any further need to gamble, skydive, or even ride coasters is forever muted. The Cardinals are winners in my book no matter what happens in October, but a couple of playoff gems by Chris Carpenter would help keep the playoff beard from going all [...]

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This piece was originally titled “World’s Worst 5×5 Fantasy League Baseball Guide for Spork Users“, but I determined that was decidely too pessimistic and catered to a very small audience (spork users).  It was also a ridiculously long title, so I abandoned it in favor of something a bit easier to remember.  Keep in mind [...]

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I’m definitely not Miss Manners, and I’ll never be confused with Emily Post.  However, I am the owner of the one ManFridge to rule them all, and ManFridge has some baseball etiquette reminders for all of you diehard baseball fans who are coming out of hiberation at the first signs of spring training.  If “pitchers and [...]

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FUNdraising Ideas

by on February 4, 2011 · 3 comments

With the Cardinals facing the prospect of giving a substantial pay raise to arguably the best player in baseball, I thought I’d try and help the team out with some fundraising ideas.  No ordinary bake sales or car washes will do for this team, though.  This situation calls for some extraordinary, out-of-the box ideas, and [...]

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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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As part of a Baseball Bloggers Alliance Project, Josh, Andrew and I cast our ballots for the 2010 National League All-Star team. In order to keep things simple, two out of three votes was a lock, no need for further discussion. We managed to lock up all but one outfield position in that voting manner. [...]

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The National League East has been dominated by the Philadelphia Phillies in recent history, and bad news for the rest of the teams, 2010 will be no different. Philadelphia Phillies Atlanta Braves New York Mets Florida Marlins Washington Nationals Phillies: The best team in the National League made the blockbuster move of the off-season, trading [...]

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It is a necessary evil during our United Cardinal Bloggers’ prediction project that we take a look at the Junior Circuit and pontificate on how they will finish. As such, here is my list of the American League divisions and my expected order of finish in each. AL East New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays [...]

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By now you’ve surely heard from someone, or read somewhere, or looked it up yourself.  Joel Pineiro has displayed exceptional control of his pitches this season. In fact, entering his start in San Diego tonight, Pineiro leads MLB among qualifying pitchers in fewest walks total and fewest walks per nine innings.  Not far behind are [...]

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