I’m not one to rejoice in the misfortunes of others, but I must admit that the injuries to Adam Wainwright (and possibly Chris Carpenter) have given me cause for excitement. And it’s not because they’re Cardinals. I promise.
I found two articles online yesterday which suggest that the opening(s) in the St. Louis rotation may open a spot for Brandon “Cotton” Dickson (AKA, the only favorite Cardinal I will ever have.) Cotton was a New Market Rebel in 2006. It was a fantastical, memorable year and Cotton was infallible as our closer. He established a franchise record for saves and sported an ERA under 1.00. We were all thrilled when he signed as a non-drafted free agent just a few weeks after the VBL season ended, even if it was with the Cardinals. We have eagerly tracked his progress through the minors ever since then and I can’t help but be thrilled that he’ll have a chance to make it to the show this season. Go Cotton!
Also, I thought I’d just leave you with a little collage I whipped up. I call it, The Many Faces of Matt Garza.