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Outfield sprinklers go off in middle of Cardinals-Mets Grapefruit League contest

It's good to experiment during Spring Training. To switch things up, to multitask, to try to find some innovation in the daily routine of baseball -- anything to optimize your time and gain a competitive advantage.

The Cardinals, for example, decided to try their postgame showers during the sixth inning against the Mets on Monday.

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Anthony Garcia was minding his own business in left field, waiting for the outcome of Marc Krauss' at-bat, when the sprinklers at Roger Dean Stadium went off. It might've looked accidental, but you never know. The Cardinals could've been taking a page from their opposition:

Either way, mid-game showers are probably not the best way to get an edge. And so the experimentation continues.