Cardinal tradition shines at spring training

JUPITER, Fla. (KSDK) – Cardinal baseball. It's 91-year-old Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, making the rounds. It's 59-year-old Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, picking up ground balls flawlessly, and passing his knowledge to the kids.

Everybody is in Jupiter. If it's not Tony Larussa having a chat with the brass, then it's Jim Edmonds behind the cage, or Jason Isringhausen throwing batting practice.

Perhaps the Cardinal way is now personified through coach Jose Oquendo, the successor to George Kissel in terms of teaching the game.

Owner Bill DeWitt put this masterpiece together. An organization so deep, they can lose a $27 million pitcher like Jaime Garcia to injury, and likely could improve if Carlos Martinez takes his spot.

The sun is shining, and it's shining all over the organization.

Watch more of Frank Cusumano's analysis in the video above.


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