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SAINT LOUIS POST DISPATCH COMMENT AND/OR LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE DAY.

While I appreciate the work good reporting men like Derrick Goold, Bernie Miklasz, Evan Benn, and others do at the Saint Louis Post Dispatch, the reason I still have a subscription to the paper is to read the letters to the sports editor (or, "SOUND OFF") (and yes, it is actually titled in ALL CAPS! for comedic effect, I assume) on my Sunday morns. This weekend's edition did not disappoint, with the classic "Your paper has too many pictures of Pujols!" complaint, someone questioning long time Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt's trust, and two nonsensical Mizzou basketball coaching rants (can't wait to hear what they think of the Frank Haith hire next weekend!).

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But the cherry on top of the April 3, 2011 SOUND OFF sundae was the most cliche SOUND OFF SOUND OFF perhaps ever written and is our inaugural SAINT LOUIS POST DISPATCH COMMENT AND/OR LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE DAY.

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(NOTE: While reading this, please use the voice of Andy Rooney.)

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Why the bling?

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I find it hard to understand why baseball players (generally) feel the need to wear heavy gold necklaces when they play.1 Are they trying to display the fact that they make huge salaries2 and are millionaires? It really seems over the top3 and tactless. Maybe the necklaces go along with their strange facial hair4 and pajama pants they wear for the games5.
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Sandy Burkel - St. Louis
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1. I am willing to bet you find a lot of things in your daily life hard to understand.

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2. Yep. I'm sure that's the reason. WAY TO RUB YOUR WEALTH IN MY FACE, MIGUEL BATISTA. [BEEP]hole.

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3. Great film. Easily on my top five "Arm Wrestling/Child Custody" movie list.

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4. Who are you, Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer?

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5. I can only imagine the contradictions Sandy felt when he/she saw Brendan Ryan, of the high socks and wearing of plants like a "ballplayer" felt when he/she saw Ryan's STUPID GAUDY TACTLESS MILLIONAIRES NECKLACE.

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