Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Waino is Back? Waino is Back!

The ace returns.

What would devastate most normal humans and what usually sidelines athletes of excellence for a calendar year has apparently only shelved Adam Wainwright for five months. Wainwright was activated from the DL and will be available out of the bullpen for tomorrow's doubleheader. With the injury bug hitting someone on the team seemingly every day, this is a bit of good news.

Tim from I Love the Smell of Cardboard in the Morning sent over the Wainwright Chipz parallel along with a bunch of other great Cardinal cards, like this Jaime Garcia 2013 Bowman Chrome refractor. No one expected anything out of Jaime this season, but he's been one of the most valuable members of the rotation.

I'm back to being nervous about Rosenthal, which is sort of my default setting with him. Hopefully the rainy day off today will help as he's responded better with rest this season than without. I wouldn't mind seeing him sit tomorrow, as well, but that's not likely to happen if the division is on the line.

This man's health could define the Cardinals ultimate success (or lack thereof) in the postseason. Since his latest thumb injury, the pitching has stayed (mostly) strong, but no one calls a game like he does. That's not to mention what he does to baserunners.

Tim also sent over a couple of silver serial-numbered players from the hood*.

(*Note: Waino is from a small town in Georgia and Marco is from Fort Collins, CO.)

Thanks again to Tim for the trade! There's more from him on the way.


  1. Are you as nervous as I am about letting Wainwright come back? We've practically got the division and #1 seed locked up. I'd feel much better having him out until spring.

  2. That seems like it would be the smart move, but I'm trying not to think about it.


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