The St. Louis Cardinals opened camp on Tuesday morning with the traditional pitchers and catchers workouts. It did not take long for the first quote to fire up the fan base to come out.
Lance Lynn has arrived at camp looking fit having dropped a reported 40 pounds. He has successfully avoided using the phrase “best shape of my life”, is on the heels of an 18 win season, and addressed the one thing that critics had for him last year by improving his offseason diet to hopefully address the fatigue that set in at the end of 2013. In the midst of losing starter Chris Carpenter and the buzz around three young rookies hoping for a rotation spot, Lynn is a bright spot in early camp.
Then, on Tuesday morning during a media scrum, a quote came flying out from Lance Lynn. It may or may not be “out of context”, but it seemed to fire up the fanbase pretty quickly. Via Twitter, beat writer Jenifer Langosch shared Lynn’s thoughts on the rotation competition this spring: