Do you have a few hours? Maybe a day or so? I can offer some bullet points, but I really urge you to read the coverage in the paper or anywhere that carries Cardinals content. There have been many stories about this and many examples given about it, and I cannot possible keep the chat going and cover them all:
-- The pulse of the camp is upbeat, far more so.
-- The workouts had greater pace and were done earlier. They didn't linger into mid-afternoon, and they weren't rewritten on the go, or didn't seem to be.
-- There is definitely a collaborative feel. Just today, Shildt was talking about Woodford and Knizner, and he was describing what he has been told from coaches about both players. This seems like a subtle thing, but it's not. See, Shildt is getting info from his coaches on these players and trusting those coaches and using that information to make decisions. He's not imposing his take on these players. He's delegating and he's really been able to give the players and the coaches ownership in things that have added to the cohesiveness of camp.
-- He's also earned trust because he's showed trust.
-- There are also minor tweaks here and there like the shifts being used in infield drills and popup work for pitchers well down the third-base line. There's the lack of a second Live BP. There's the unit creation with Bader/DeJong/Wong starting together for the defense, and then Carpenter/Fowler/Goldschmidt starting together for the offense. That kind of thing.