FlashCards: In the Best Shape?

Several Cardinals dutifully commenced their initial, daily ritual of Spring Training stretching and calisthenics. Positioned unobtrusively in the dugout shade, Shildt and his #1 confidant Oquendo felt safe candidly ping-ponging random observations about a key topic this time of year: shape status.

"Lost some bounce," observed the Secret Weapon.

"Core seems weak," offered Shildt.

"Bumpier; maybe not in a good way."

"Little bit bigger. Barely."

"Seems lighter; not by much."

"Heck, seems ‘bout dead."

A silence signaled the veteran baseball men had plumbed the depths of the topic for now.

"I’ll put these back in the humidor," said Oquendo.


Previous FlashCards:

Aborted Spring Mission (2/22/21)