Ben Frederickson: Cardinals' decision to bring back age-defying Wainwright looks smarter by the start

JUPITER, Fla. — Father Time must be furious. He bit Adam Wainwright’s right elbow years ago in an attempt to stop him before he turned 30, and Wainwright came back stronger than ever before. He once nipped Wainwright’s Achilles’ heel in the batter’s box, and not only did Wainwright come back again, he won a Silver Slugger award. He spent the better part of two seasons incubating doubt and stirring skepticism as he preyed upon Wainwright’s arms and legs, elbows and hamstrings, to the point the pitcher started wondering if Father Time had finally won. He hadn’t. Because Wainwright is still here,…

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