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Not even a bear attack could stop Max Scherzer from making a start

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Look at this man.


A day — A DAY — after breaking his nose during batting practice, Max Scherzer made his scheduled start against the Philadelphia Phillies. What did Scherzer do?

Just a casual seven innings of shutout ball with ten strikeouts.


Scherzer’s now 164-87 on his career with three Cy Young Awards (plus a runner-up finish). He’s not going to get to 300 wins — it’s going to be difficult for any pitcher to hit that mark again, honestly — but Scherzer is getting closer and closer to locking up a Hall of Fame career. At 34, if Scherzer can stay healthy — maybe wear a cage during batting practice? — he should have at least five more seasons of pitching, slowly declining in each.

Plus, if he’s NOT voted into the Hall of Fame, what voter would want to answer their door to this face?

Maureese Wren commits to Missouri — position in question

JUCO receiver/athlete Maureese Wren committed to Missouri on Wednesday, becoming the tenth member of the the 2020 class and the seventh commitment in the past month.

Now, Wren’s position of the future is a little bit of a question, given that Rivals lists him at 6-4, 220-pounds already.

Wren spoke with Sean Williams of to detail his commitment, and offered a little more insight about how Missouri sees him fitting into the offense.

From the article:

“(They like) my speed and athleticism as a wide receiver/flex tight end.”

The article also says that Wren is 235 pounds now. At that weight, at this stage in his career, it’s probably more likely that he continues to add some muscle, get in that 245-250 range, where playing as a flex tight-end in a spread-type offense makes sense.

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  • Barry Odom met with the local media on Wednesday, and Dave Matter’s notebook is probably as comprehensive (and well-organized) a recap as you’ll find. Odom talked about the latest with Missouri’s injuries (players are recovering just fine!), the NCAA sanctions (appeal could wrap up late summer, early fall) and recruiting, among others.

I thought this part was the most refreshing though, when Odom was asked about Missouri’s inclusion in the Top 25 in just about all the preseason magazines:

“Hell yes, it’s awesome. I’ll take it any week we can get it. I think we’re going to be a really good football team. Some of that exposure is good...”

It’s great to have a coach that doesn’t downplay things like this, instead showing some emotion and being honest about it matters.