JUPITER, Fla. The story of how Adron Chambers came to impress the Cardinals during a pre-draft workout in Memphis, Tenn., in 2007 brings comparisons to the scene from the baseball comedy Major League.
Chambers' bus from Pensecola arrived in Memphis after the workout had already started, causing him to quickly put on his cleats and run out to the field to participate in the running drills.
It was a similar scenario to Willie Mays Hayes in Major League, who oversleeps on the first morning of Spring Training and awakes to realize that his mattress had been moved outside and everyone was already running sprints. He takes off in his pajamas and wins the race, drawing the attention of the nearby coaches.
Recalling his story on a recent afternoon outside the Cardinals clubhouse in Jupiter, Chambers can't help but notice the comparison.
"I use that movie as motivation to tell you the truth," Chambers said. "One day I want to wake up, not saying I want to be late, but just run in my pa...