Cardinals’ Wainwright: I Had A Beltran-To-Yankees ‘Nightmare’
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Carlos Beltran to the New York Yankees?
It could happen this offseason. Somebody should keep the reports away from St. Louis Cardinals teammate Adam Wainwright.
“I had a dream the day before (NLCS Game 6) that we lost, and we didn’t get to the World Series, and we weren’t the team to get him there,” Wainwright said Tuesday. “And he ended up signing with the Yankees next year. And the Yankees took him to the World Series.
“And I remember the gist of the dream was that he was sitting on a podium saying, ‘I’m so happy to be a Yankee and in the World Series.’ And I’m like, oh my gosh, it was a nightmare.”
Wainwright, set to start Game 1 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, said he woke up from his Beltran dream with “sweats.”
“No disrespect to the Yankees,” he said. “I think the New York Yankees are an amazing franchise.”
Of course, Wainwright was the pitcher who delivered the crushing curveball that froze Beltran, then with the New York Mets, to end the 2006 NLCS.
“We don’t joke about it. I don’t even bring that up,” Wainwright said.
It’s the first World Series appearance for Beltran, who will become a free agent this offseason.
“One thing that was really cool after we won the other day in St. Louis, Carlos’ wife came up to me and said, ‘Can I take a picture of you and Carlos?’ And I said, yes,” Wainwright said. “And she said, ‘Back then it wasn’t in the Lord’s plan and now it is.’
“I’m getting chill bumps sharing that with you.”
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