(BaseballStL) -- This time of the year the message is almost always the same from the St. Louis Cardinals and virtually every other team around Major League Baseball.
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We're sick of spring training. Let's just get this season started already.
Oddly enough, 2014 is not like that. At least for the Cards.
"I don't know why but we're usually much more [ready to get out of Florida] than we are right now," Mike Matheny said. "I'm getting that from some of the guys, too, that it's gone a lot faster [than normal].
"I don't know what to attribute that to but I take that as a compliment that we had things put together in a way that 1) they feel ready and 2) it wasn't a bore or a grind."
Matheny says they have a grind ahead of them for six months. That grind begins in four days.