Originally written on Cardinals Diaspora  |  Last updated 10/9/13
Adam Wainwright. @ 7:07 tonight.  In the balance will hang a trip to the NLCS to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. That's the macro. Anytime 50 paid professionals get together knowing half of them will have to start all over on their professional goals, memorable things can, and often do, happen. The micro, though, may be just as compelling. I can't remember a time when Cardinal fans were so confident in something that to everyone else was closer to a toss-up. Around your office or school or preferred message board, people are ready to celebrate a NLDS GM5 win tonight. This isn't a contest as much as a coronation of the inevitable. Why? Because Adam Wainwright at home. The ace of the staff signed a 5 year, 97.5 million dollar contract extension before the start of the season. And the bulk of that money is earned from situations like tonight - a do or die game in the most literal of senses.  Trouble is, the Pirates are good. 12-11 against the Cardina...
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