Here are half a dozen things on my mind this month:1. St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham should be paid. He doesn’t have to be, and he likely won’t be, but in my opinion, if you’re the best player on the team, the cash-rich organization should reward him. Imagine Dexter Fowler made $16.5 million this year, and Pham, a better player, made $500,000. This year, he’ll make slightly more, but his arbitration doesn’t come up till the following season.
ST. LOUIS - I really don’t know many right-thinking Americans who don’t enjoy a little fried chicken. My wife pretends like she doesn’t. She wants to be an apostle of fitness and avoid fried foods at all costs. Well, the other night I brought home some from Hodak's Restaurant & Bar. This petite half-Greek, half-Italian woman consumed the chicken like an offensive lineman. I looked over at her. “Pretty good,” she said. It’s very good. Hodak’s is genuine. They don’t try to be something they are not.
Abigail Stahlschmidt is different than most. She started playing the violin at age 4, started college at age 15 and has headlined in 50 rock symphonic shows last year in Branson. She can play the violin like few others, sing a little country, models all over the country and is just 21-years-old. She performed the National Anthem at the Blues opener and is hoping it is part of more great things to come. If you want to her new single Turntable, you can download a free copy at her website.
One more @MizzouHoops thought. The coaches know that the arrival of Xavier Pinson will change a lot of things, particularly the play of Jeremiah Tilmon. They didn’t have a guard who could make an entry pass! Maybe Courtney Ramey too, stay tuned. Cuonzo will stack the roster.
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Selecting a term
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