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Justin Morneau is swinging the bat like he did before concussions derailed his career four years ago.

Justin Morneau is swinging the bat like he did before concussions derailed his career four years ago.

Morneau's troubles began when he suffered a concussion sliding into second base in Toronto in 2010.

Morneau's troubles began when he suffered a concussion sliding into second base in Toronto in 2010.

And on a May afternoon at Coors Field, hours before the Rockies would lose to the Padres, there is Morneau, helmet atop head, just in case. He takes a few cracks, then advances: first base, second base, third ... home. There's no reason to stop anymore, no tradition to uphold. Maybe that's a little sad -- or maybe not, because it means he's is still rounding those bases, dusty cleats marking each one in case it's his last.