Found February 22, 2012 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
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As that great baseball philosopher and native St. Louisan Yogi Berra once famously uttered, “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” Despite the comfort that many find in words and stats, there can be no dispute that mental preparation and state of mind has a huge part in athletic performance. Yet its inherent inability to be identified, let alone quantified, can be challenging to the writer, or viewer or fan. It is only natural that here in the early days of the St. Louis Cardinals spring training camp that the focus of many, especially nationally, is on trying to assess the reaction to what has been lost. The questions are not without merit. After all, 2012 marks the first time since 1995 that Cardinals camp does not include Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan and the first since 2000 in which Albert Pujols is not present. All three are potential future Hall of Famers. The new manager has no experience in his job, the pitching coach is relatively unproven and the pl...
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