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What do Cardinals walks and Billikens free throws have in common? Don't ask, Gordo

Our weekly chat also addressed cringe-worthy press conferences, warning signs for baseball and Mizzou's biggest never-was. Here are some of the highlights.

Q: I saw a reference on STLtoday to free throw shooting problems displayed by the Billikens basketball team last year and some effort by the team's coaching staff to fix the problems in part by asking/suggesting that the media not ask free throw-related questions. Say it ain't so!

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Mike Shildt does the slow march to remove pitcher John Gant from a game in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A: That’s sports psychology 101.