I’m starting to wonder, after watching Adam Wainwright’s most recent start, if this is going to be the last season for one of the greatest St. Louis Cardinals in history. Sure, Wainwright has another year left on his contract at a substantial salary. But I don’t think he’s the kind of guy who would hang around and embarrass himself if he didn’t think he was capable of performing up to his high standards.
It’s amazing how quickly things can change in baseball. At the trade deadline, less than two weeks ago, the St. Louis Cardinals front office was so unimpressed with the current squad that it didn’t find it worth bolstering for a stretch run. It was all over except for the crying, apparently. On Sunday morning, however, Redbird rooters awoke to find their favorite team tied for first place in the National League Central Division. Suddenly, the Cardinals turned the page and baseball is fun again.
A month ago, the St. Louis Cardinals were inventing ways to lose. Now the Redbirds are suddenly the most resilient team in baseball, coming back time and time again against the Kansas City Royals to sweep the four-game interleague series between the clubs. When the match-up began, the Royals were threatening the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central Division standings and the Birds were trying to stay relevant, under .500 and in third place in the National League Central.
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Selecting a term
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