Last Opening Day, knowing he was out for the season, St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright got all dressed up for his new role.
Not pitcher. Cheerleader.
Yes, that was Wainwright, parading through the clubhouse after batting practice last March 31, displaying his feminine side.
His wife, Jenny, came up with the idea. Their friend, Beverly Baynes, produced a custom-made skirt for Wainwright, who is 6-foot-7, 205 pounds.
"She bought the fabric and made it and stitched it," Wainwright recalled Monday. "We even altered it to make it come up just high enough to be disgusting but not high enough to be too disgusting."
Cardinals infielder Skip Schumaker disagreed with that assessment, saying the amount of leg that Wainwright showed was "gross."
Left fielder Matt Holliday also was less than impressed with Wainwright's look, calling him, "a 6-7 cheerleader with a big old butt."
But we digress.
"I had pom-poms," Wainwrig...