ST. LOUIS —
“Things don’t go his way, he’s not afraid to show a little emotion, and every once in a while everybody takes it too far, but you fix it. You fix it quick,” Matheny said. “It’s a dance, it really is, trying to always walk that line of being the most competitive intense player around while also maintaining some sort of code of how you’re supposed to act and carry yourself.”
Matheny’s message to Lynn: Concentrate on the next pitch, channel it all against the opponent.
“The last thing I want to do is take away the spirit of this guy,” Matheny said. “I’m not asking any of these guys to be choirboys, but I do care very much how they all get along.”