So this KC Star piece from Friday revealed a couple of key things:
- Mizzou signee Xavier Pinson currently weighs 158 pounds. Guh.
- He’s hoping to weigh 170 when he reports to campus next month.
His affordable weapon of choice: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. And that’s fine. But gaining 10-15 pounds before your freshman year isn’t really how things are supposed to go. I just want him to know that I gained 15 pounds with ease over my first semester and change, and all I had to do was eat pizza and Rice Krispies treats in the Bingham dining hall a couple of times a day.
(It also helps to have a dorm mate who works at Panera and brings home leftover bagels every day, plus a roommate who doesn’t mind ordering a Wise Guys 20” Untouchable about once a week.)
You’re doing this all wrong, Xavier, is what I’m saying.
This weekend at Rock M
- WELP, the City of Columbia apparently made a deal with the Devil this weekend: we finally got a beautiful weather weekend, and apparently the trade-off was an absolutely horrendous Mizzou weekend on the diamonds. First, Mizzou Softball got swept by Florida and missed out on the SEC Tournament by half a game. On Sunday came the heartbreaker: the Tigers led 4-3 heading into the seventh but gave up four runs and fell. So now Mizzou will host the SEC Tournament ... without actually playing in it. Guh.
- Mizzou Baseball’s straits aren’t as dire, but these Tigers also fell victim to a sweep. Georgia finished off game three with a 7-1 win over a listless Mizzou. Steve Bieser’s squad is now 9-15 in SEC play and 13th in the conference. They trail 12th-place Tennessee by one game, and they’re two games behind the three teams tied for ninth. They’ve got series left against South Carolina (13-11 in the SEC) on the road and Tennessee at home, so they’ve got time to make up ground, but ... heading in the wrong direction at the moment. The best thing that happened all weekend was a first pitch.