Well, some great news coming through the feed..
JoeStrauss: Albert arrived at clubhouse around noon today. Exhausted from A-S frenzy. Did not come on field. Experiencing "mild stiffness." #stlcards
43 minutes ago from web
Ankiel yet to see docs re: right shoulder. Still developing
If Ankiel has had this nagging issue for weeks, why hasn't something been done? Is this another issue of ownership/management not reporting an injury issue, or has Ankiel just been keeping quiet? Even though he's not that great at hitting when he's healthy, one could argue that this problem should have been obvious, if not to us then to someone from the team. Also, if he's had several days off now, why hasn't this been looked at yet? Isn't the All-Star break the time of year to look at this stuff and start to fix it?
Also, Albert reporting any sort of discomfort is scary by itself. The fact that it has already been mentioned makes me hope this doesn't blossom into something worse. Eek.