VIDEO: Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny is rather tough

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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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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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