Cards Message Board Post of the Month: August

The third of three winners in our summer contest recognizing the top post from last month on our free Message Board is PhillyRooster. He receives an autographed copy of Rob Rains' new book, "Tony La Russa: Man on a Mission".

In third and final month of our Cardinals Summer Message Board Post of the Month contest in August, we saw a number of strong contenders, as nominated by you, our readers.

To be considered, all one needed to do was make a post on a new or existing thread and have it flagged as significant by any reader of the site on a special thread set up for tracking award candidates and pinned to the top of the board for easy access.

Among those in contention for the August award were posts by ibetyoulose (on playoff rotation alternatives), Gagliano (NL teams' records by runs scored) and July winner CariocaCardinal (40-man roster decisions). You can also locate these and other previously-nominated posts by reading the nomination thread here.

I am pleased to announce that the winner for August is PhillyRooster for sharing a detailed scouting report on John Smoltz' velocities during his last Boston start against the Yankees.

All three summer contest winners received an autographed copy of "Tony La Russa: Man on a Mission" by Rob Rains from Triumph Books. To post on your favorite Cardinals topic, head on over to the Message Board and get started!

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