♦ This will shake those MidWinter Baseball Deprivation Blues:
Read more about Mizzou recruit Jake Brentz HERE
♦ And Max Scherzer is in the news in StL as well, being honored as one of the sports personalities of the year by the Missouri Athletic Club:
The St. Louis Post Dispatch has a writeup about the awards
Scherzer, 28, recalled going to Busch Stadium II right down to the seat he had – section 240, row 12, seat 12 – and the dimensions of the youth league field he called home in Creve Coeur. He said it was 315 feet down the line, and he recalled what it felt like as a teen to finally hit a home run there.
He then said he wasn’t chronicling his boyhood highlights. He was sending a message.
“It’s to the New York Yankees – move your fences back. Even a 13-year-old can hit a home run (to 315 feet),” he said. “I’ve given up four bombs there. All of them went 316 feet. That one hit at the heart.”And check out this Max Scherzer audio interview on KMOX (stlouis.cbslocal.com): Max talks about the World Series and about working out and spending time with his family in the off season