Phelps' absence gets mixed reactions

Friday, February 12, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 11:04 a.m. CST, Friday, February 12, 2010

COLUMBIA — The pool is ready. The intrigue is high. Athletes have come from all over the globe. It seems the only missing piece from the fourth annual Missouri Grand Prix is U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps.