Yadier Molina

Can You Hear Me Now?

by on October 25, 2011 · 4 comments

Tony LaRussa called down to the bullpen while Octavio Dotel was struggling with the whole “making good pitches” thing, and he asked that Jason Motte start warming up.  Somehow, the Cardinal bullpen coach, Derek Lilliquist, allegedly heard “Rzepcynski” instead of “Motte”.  Astutely, LaRussa saw that Motte was not the one warming up, and he called [...]

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  World Series Swag Bob Gibson, Bruce Sutter, and Adam Wainwright have always commanded attention while on the pitcher’s mound.  When they all took the mound together for ceremonial pitches, it was like watching different 3 points in space-time meeting for just a moment.  Geeky?  Yes.  Awesome?  Absolutely.  For a fleeting instant, I almost wanted [...]

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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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In an effort to keep things positive, to look forward to games still winnable, and – well – to ultimately put the bad taste of last night’s NLCS Game One loss out of our collective mouths, let’s look at some things we can reasonably expect to see tonight and beyond: Tony La Russa will not hesitate [...]

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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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The Penalty Box is Full

by on October 5, 2011 · 0 comments

 In my most recent post, I spoke out about the need for a Cardinal Nation Penalty Box for those “fans” who simply insist on giving up on the Cardinals before the very end.  I’m here to tell you right now that the penalty box is full, and you folks know who you are.  I saw [...]

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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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3 and Out

by on September 26, 2011 · 7 comments

“You can’t ask for anything more than to be playing meaningful games in September with a chance to make the playoffs.” ~Practically every player/coach/manager on a team about to miss the playoffs. Boom goes the dynamite, people.  I sincerely hope that the folks in the video department for the Cardinals took time to piece together [...]

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So much for the storybook ending, but St. Louis can write a new finish to 2011 with the help of their long-time rivals. The Cubs travel to Busch for three of the most important games in recent memory with only one club feeling the heat. Chicago most recently dispatched the Brewers 2 out of 3 [...]

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Well, okay, maybe the Cards need to run off fifteen or eighteen more wins in their next twenty to truly make that statement, but hasn’t it seemed like a few things have gone the Cardinals’ way lately? To wit: Yadier Molina gets caught up at second base having tea with Lance Berkman, but is able [...]

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