ST. LOUIS - Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal is playing like hes 25 again, spraying hits all over the field and making highlight reel defensive plays on a nightly basis.
But the 34-year-olds body knows better.
I dont feel young again, I feel old Furcal jokes. But Im working hard and trying to stay in shape and stay healthy and be at that same level as before.
Its been an impressive bounce-back year for Furcal, who could be in line for Comeback Player of the Year honors should he continue at anywhere close to his current production.
Furcal went 2-for-5 Wednesday with two runs scored in the Cardinals 10-7 loss to the Atlanta Braves, raising his average to .333. He has nine three-hit games and a four-hit game and has scored multiple runs in eight games.
And his success is rather different from a year ago when he was hitting just .197 when the Dodgers traded him to St. Louis at the trade deadline. So whats the difference?
Being healthy, Furcal said. When you play every day and yo...