Ben Frederickson: Nogowski left it all on the field, and that earns him spot on Cardinals' opening-day roster

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — John Nogowski left it all out there. Even his bats. The sensation of Cardinals spring training was the last player to leave the field following the team’s 11-3 loss Sunday to the Nationals here at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Carrying his bag over his shoulder, Nogowski slowly made his way across the diamond and down the first-base line toward the visitors’ clubhouse. He paused when he saw two young fans waiting patiently in the rows of otherwise empty seats closest to the right-field grass. He reached back, dug into his bag and pulled one bat from it and then anot…

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