The good news this spring is that everyone is in camp and the players recovering from injuries and off season surgery are progressing according to plans. I love it when a plan comes together.
St. Louis coach Dennis Martinez is in camp and took some time off to sign autographs, looking around to see where La Russa and Duncan were, Martinez said, "I don't know if I'm suppose to do this."
Legendary football coach Bill Parcells joins his old friend Tony La Russa on the field as they watch the Cardinals work out in front of the hometown season ticket holders. More than once Parcells heard the pleas from fans from Missouri wanting him to come to St. Louis to take over the Rams, Parcells response "You don't want me."
I guess things are that bad with the Rams.
"Great Scotts!" Scott Rolen and Scott Spiezio have been working out together at third most this week. Spiezio will get some playing time in left, at first and second before spring training is over.
Slugger Chris Duncan says he's out to prove he can play every day. He's already hit a few over the fence, much to the delight of the fans.
Ricardo Rincon is in camp and appears to be very near 100%, after missing practically all of last season, after showing up late and then taking off to the World Baseball Classic only to return and pitched in just five games for the Redbirds before having surgery on his labrum and rotator cuff in May. A veteran lefty, he'll be given every chance to make the club and he looks sharp early on.
La Russa holding court with the members of the media prior to Saturday's workout, I'm the guy behind the camera. "Hi Mom"
Get use to it, learn to live with it, Braden Looper is starting.
I haven't seen Edmonds around much this week. He made an appearance on the field today, throwing the ball around. Edmonds who doesn't like spring training and is coming off of offseason surgery, says he should be ready by opening day.
The Cardinals will begin workouts at Roger Dean Stadium Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. and their first spring training exhibition game will be Monday against Florida Atlantic University.
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