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Cardinals make commitment to 'continuity,' a challenge to 'stay fresh'

Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr., left, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, center, and vice president and general manager Michael Girsch field questions about the recently completed season and plans for the upcoming year during a news conference on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Busch Stadium. DeWitt announced contract extensions for Mozeliak, Girsch and manager Mike Shildt. (J.B. Forbes,

J.B. Forbes

As Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. announced extended commitments to the brains behind his baseball club, the word that caught executive John Mozeliak’s ear Tuesday was a standard of past news conferences, one that has been a tailwind for his longevity with the organization: “continuity.