Posted February 18, 2012 on AP on Fox

Baseball Hall of Fame members Orlando Cepeda (L) and Bruce Sutter (R) pose for a photograph with St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols during the Pujols Family Foundation's 5th Annual Christmas Event in St. Louis on December 5, 2009. The Pujols Family Foundation headed by St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, reaches out to improverished families and children in the Dominican Republic and aids in the development and care of those with Down Syndrome. UPI/Bill Greenblatt Photo via Newscom

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So long, Albert Pujols. Happy trails, Tony La Russa. Timeout, Dave Duncan. The World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals have had plenty of upheaval. Now they enter spring training looking for a new No. 3 hitter and breaking in a rookie manager and pitching coach. Time for the newcomers to step forward. Before meeting with reporters, just steps from the closest of six practice fields at Roger Dean Stadium, Mike Matheny jokingly checked to make sure this was where La Russa usually held court for 16 springs. Armed with a cup of coffee instead of facemask and shin guards, the former four-time Gold Glove catcher confessed to feeling a bit strange. ''Is this the spot?'' Matheny said. Two equipment bags topped by six boxes of shoes was stacked in front of Matt Holliday's locker stall, which used to be Pujols' spot. As for Pujols' decision in December to take a 10-year, $254 million free-agent deal with the Angels after 11 Hall of Fame trajectory seasons with the team that drafted him?...
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