Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 5/16/13
ST. LOUIS Randy Choate has pitched for seven teams in his 13-year career. The 37-year-old reliever is the oldest player on the St. Louis Cardinals' active roster, which means he's got a lot of wisdom to share with newcomers.But this season, on this team, few have needed it. "I think you have to tell them more when they look like they start to get overwhelmed," Choate said in an empty Cardinals clubhouse Wednesday afternoon."These guys haven't really looked overwhelmed. You just want them to keep doing what they're doing." As the MLB season rounds first base, something noteworthy is taking place in St. Louis. Rookies are excelling on the mound. Whether they start or relieve, they almost always deliver. And their tendency to do so has been vital to theCardinals (26-13) leading the National League and being on pace for surpassing a franchise-best 106 wins. In all of the years Choate has been in professional baseball, he hasn't witnessed anything quite like the performance of the yo...
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