VIDEO: Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny is rather tough
Not even a fastball to the face could put Cardinals manager Mike Matheny down during his playing days. This you have to see.
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On the intertwined subjects of toughness and stoicism, Mike Matheny -- Cardinals manager and Lantern-Jawed Leader of MenTM -- knows a thing or two about a thing or two. In his playing days, Matheny was a skilled defensive catcher who on many occasions displayed a seemingly preternatural zeal for physical abuse.
For a towering example of same, please regard this action-news footage from 1998, when Matheny was a 27-year-old backstop for the Brewers ...
That's a Rich Loiselle pitch to the chops, that's a mouthful of bloody Chiclets and that's a deputized hombre who seems disinclined to go down despite suffering the aforementioned.
What else is that? Take it away, closing moments of The Right Stuff ...
That's Mike Matheny, Lantern-Jawed Leader of MenTM.
(Wink of CBS eye: Deadspin)
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