Souhan: Popular spring training lies

Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan says there are plenty of tall tales in Florida and Arizona every February and March, starting with, "If we can stay healthy...."
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Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan says there are plenty of tall tales in Florida and Arizona every February and March, starting with, "If we can stay healthy...."

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