Reds' Jonny Gomes Thrilled By Adam Wainwright News

The great Hal McCoy, reporting from Goodyear Ballpark on one really happy Cincinnati Red:

Jonny Gomes walked into the Cincinnati Reds spring training clubhouse early Wednesday morning singing at the top of his warbly voice.

The melody was not recognizable, but the words were plaintive: "Wainwright’s gone, Wainwright’s gone, Wainwright’s gone," he sang joyously.

Let the outrage begin!

Look, Gomes probably should have kept his warbling to himself with reporters hanging around.

But can you blame the guy, really? The moment that ligament in Adam Wainwright's elbow gave up the ghost, the Reds' chances of winning the National League Central got a five- or 10-percent boost.

What, you think professional athletes never take heart when other professional athletes get hurt.

If you're playing the Colts next Sunday, are you sad when Peyton Manning comes up lame in a Thursday practice?

If you're playing the Phillies tomorrow, are you sad when Roy Halladay pulls his groin and has to be replaced by some kid just up from the International League?

I don't think so. 

If Adam Wainwright's life were in danger, there would be a lot of National Leaguers hurting right now.

An elbow injury, though? Most of the hitters on the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs are having a pretty good Wednesday. And I just can't summon the outrage.

Update: Via MLB.com's Mark Sheldon, Gomes denies everything.

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