This is Adam Wainwright. He didn’t pitch at all in 2011 because of the Tommy John surgery he required after an elbow injury befell him in Spring Training last year. As pitchers and catchers begin reporting early to their training camps, this is maybe the best picture to represent this time of year.

Hope. Redemption. And shorts and a t-shirt on the mound.

Comments (12)

  1. I just got a tear in my eye.

  2. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!

  3. I’m like a giddy school boy right now.

  4. Good to see a quality pitcher like Wainwright bounce back. Spring is the time to be eternally hopeful. Here is to hoping that McGowan can find his form in 2012. How sweet would it be to see Peaches bounce back and be a significant contributor to this year’s rotation.

  5. Grapefruit boners?

  6. This just reminded me I had a dream last night the season had started. But for some reason I wasn’t that interested and checked the standings a couple of weeks in. The Yankees were 10-0. The Jays were something like 10-4. The Orioles were 4-10. A bunch of the western teams had horrible records, like 0-14, and 1-14.

  7. I’m rooting for Dustin, among others, also. Tell me an 18-5 year by him wouldn’t be the story of this young century! 3 years out and he picks up where he left off.
    I wonder if Linds funk midyear was because of crappy conditioning. Either way I’d rather see Manny hitting cleanup.

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