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Happy Monday and Happy President's Day. Let's jam. 

Yadier Molina has put his
contract negotiations on hold. Sound the alarms. Okay, don't sound the alarms just yet. Molina did say he would re-engage in talks when the time is right, per this man's Twitter account.

Chris Carpenter's heavy workload last season hasn't gone unnoticed in Jupiter. Expect a different trainng regiment, per
Joe Strauss on STL Today

"It’s something we’ve been discussing for awhile," Matheny said before a morning meeting with his coaching staff. "Chris has been involved in the process and whatever decision is made will certainly include his input. It’s accurate to say things will take final shape as we move along."

Matheny described three options: Carpenter could skip two starts, one start or none. However, a modification appears highly likely since the notion of modifying Carpenter’s spring program began before Dave Duncan stepped down as pitching coach last month.

"It’s a conversation that we’ve been having for awhile and I think Carp’ understands that we’re trying to put him in the best position possible not only for Opening Day, but the entire season," Matheny said.


If the Cards and Carpenter can get through one week of Spring Training with a healthy Carpenter, it'll be a better start than last year's when A. Wainwright snapped his elbow ligaments. 

The Blues
lost a tough one in Chicago. They outplayed the Hawks in Period 1 and took a 1-0 lead all the way to the 3rd period. The Blues were 25-1-1 when leading going into the 3rd period before Sunday's loss.

Also, before he scored the lone goal for the Blues Sunday, Andy McDonald
talked with reporters about his confidnece.

"You just try to enjoy every game and take it all in. There was a time when I thought I might not make it back with how poorly I felt. You just try and enjoy each moment and each game and realize how lucky you are to be playing in the NHL."

"I've always had a passion for the game," McDonald said. "I've always enjoyed playing it. That's the difficult part of it, because pushing aside this history of concussions, I think I am relatively healthy. . . . That's kind of the hard part — putting those two things separately and realizing if you're having problems from the concussion standpoint, then it's time to step back and say, 'What's going to be happening later on in life?'"


In Rams world, the team isn't losing anymore since it isn't playing any games. At least the coaching acquisitions of the Rams
are getting praise from people. 

PRESIDENTIAL POWER RANKINGS - Ronald Reagan Quotes

5. Man is not free unless government is limited.

4. The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."

3. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

2. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

1. "We the people" tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us.

* Quotes via
Brainy and Wiki.

OUTSIDE STL
Confirmed again:
Chris Brown is a piece of garbage. For the record, these women still want Chris Brown to beat him up.

Kane beat up John Cena in an Ambulance Match at the Elimination PPV last night. He didn't win, but he did get thrown in the back of an ambulance driven by someone yet to be identified. It's impressive Kane is still around hanging at the top of ppv cards when you consider Kane once played the 
fake Diesel and played the role of a a fake dentist named Isaac Yankem, D.D.S. 

That's some serious longevity with some seriously crappy gimmicks.

Also, to those of you hoping for WrestleMania 29 in St. Louis, I'm sorry to inform you it's not happening. Met Life Stadium, home of Rex Ryan's fat mouth and Tom Coughlin's titles
will host the event. St. Louis will never host a WrestleMania unless the Edward Jones Dome gets that CVC facelift. 
Carl Edwards wins the
Daytona 500 pole position. Plea to mainstream media hens: can we please refrain from saying "Carl Edwards is sitting on the pole" or "Edwards is atop the pole"? It hurts and makes me cringe.

Harry Caray has been gone for 14 years. Celebrate his life with real audio from his last game in the booth 
with me. It will warm you up to summer afternoons filled with baseball and Budweiser (and its family of products).Have a good week.

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