ST. LOUIS -- While a dusting of snow covered areas outside of Busch Stadium, the hustle and bustle going on inside the Cardinals' clubhouse was proof of a changing season.
Boxes were stacked and bags piled up, ready to head to Jupiter, Fla., where one week from Wednesday the Cardinals will hold their first official workout of Spring Training. First, though, they need to stock that spring clubhouse.
Preparations to do so began weeks ago, when the Cardinals' clubhouse staff started boxing up all the necessities. The stash grew in recent weeks as staff and players dropped off personal luggage and other items. A moving company then arrived on the scene Wednesday to begin loading everything onto a pair of 53-foot trailers. That work was expected to take most of the day.