Adam Wainwright’s surgery went, well, interesting.
Prior to the Cardinals’ game against with the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday afternoon, Adam Wainwright stopped by the Spring Training facility in Jupiter, FL for the first time since Tommy John surgery on his right wing.
According to Derrick Goold at the Post-Dispatch, Wainwright was greeted with cheers from his fellow teammates. Oh, warm and fuzzes. If one of those Sarah Mclachlan dog commercials comes on in the next 10 minutes, I’ll be a wreck.
Anyway, here’s a picture from Wainwright in the clubhouse today.
I’m no rule stickler, but I don’t think they’re going to allow him to pitch next season with that Terminator apparatus on his arm.
I’m also no Dr. Andrews, but I have to wonder why amputating Wainwright’s left arm was necessary to repair a ligament in his right arm. Oh, stop it, silly. I know it’s just weird positioning. They clearly replaced his left arm with a tiny pair of backwards feet.
Anyway, a one-armed or foot-armed Wainwright can still be effective on the mound…but we question how this will affect his performance at the plate. As Al Hrabosky tells us roughly 45,134 times every time Wainwright pitches, he’s a darn good hitter.