Though he exudes a nice-guy persona, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright is aggressive and serious about his business when working.
The Georgia native is also confident as to the result of the one-game National League wild card playoff to be held a week from Friday. Though his team has not yet clinched a spot in that game – likely to be held in Atlanta against the Braves – that is part of Wainwright’s point.
Unlike Atlanta, the Cardinals’ 2006 World Series hero isn’t anxious to start popping champagne corks – yet.
The following was tweeted Thursday evening by SportSouth, one of the Braves’ television rightsholders.
“No disrespect to what they did but I think we’ll save the big pop for when we beat ATL” – STL Adam Wainwright on Braves clinching celebration.
The Braves held a raucous celebration on Tuesday night when they were assured of reaching the post-season (see photo). Though they haven’t yet been formally eliminated from the NL East race, they will most likely sec