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Dodger Stadium fire alarm brings out comic side of Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright


LOS ANGELES — Adam Wainwright already is setting off alarms at Dodger Stadium.

The Cardinals ace had barely answered his first question from the media on Thursday's workout day when a fire alarm began screeching in the interview room.

"I have this effect on people," Wainwright joked.

The alarm continued wailing and a female voice announced that an emergency was occurring.

"There is smoke in the hallway," Wainwright said, smiling.

The voice encouraged people to exit the stadium. No one in the interview room budged, and the moderator said the group would be advised if they needed to vacate.

"Yeah, it's all fun and games until it's real," Wainwright cracked.

As more time passed and the sound of the alarm made it impossible for Wainwright to answer questions he sat calmly.

"Just what I want, more time with the media," the pitcher said. "Surrounded by my favorite people. Is this live? Because this is good TV."

A reporter asked Wainwright whether he thought Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had pulled the alarm.

"It was all a ploy so we could get all the media in here," Wainwright said. "He wasn't going to make it, so he pulled the fire alarm."

The alarm finally quieted, and Wainwright finished his session.

Wainwright will start Game 1 of the NL Division Series on Friday against Kershaw.

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