Cardinals Spring Training Photo Pack: 02/26

Another photographic journal of the early days of the St. Louis Cardinals 2008 spring training camp focuses on coaches and prospects.

Manager Tony La Russa answers questions from the media. Matthew Leach from and Joe Strauss from the Post-Dispatch are just to the skipper's right while Jim Anderson from Cardinals Media Relations is the tall blond watcher in the back left.

The skipper shares a laugh with ageless special assistant Red Schoendienst, who first signed with the Cardinals 66 years ago, during World War II in 1942.

"Station to station" has a different meaning in days of drills after drills.

Hitting coach Hal McRae has a lot going on to keep his eyes on.

Sprints are a necessary part of the daily routine.

Pitching coach Dave Duncan rarely changes his expression, but when he does, there is always a good reason.

Four-time Gold Glove Award winner Mike Matheny was in camp instructing catchers.

Colby Rasmus listens intently to the boss. Good idea.

Top righty prospect Adam Ottavino was invited to early mini-camp.

Top lefty prospect Jaime Garcia takes his drills seriously.

Joe Mather hauls in a ball during outfield drills as Rasmus and Chris Duncan look on.

Cuban outfielder Amaury Marti returns after playing in leagues in Mexico, Arizona and Nicaragua in the last year.

All photos from AP/Rob Carr.

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