After every game he pitches, veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright has a fun little routine that he’s been following for the past several years.
The St. Louis Cardinals legend always walks around the ballpark he pitched in the day after each of his pitching appearances.
The 41-year-old calls it his “Day After Pitching Old Man Walk,” and takes in the sights and sounds of every ballpark.
After giving Team USA four solid innings and only allowing one run, the two-time World Series champion began his yearly tradition one last time before he retires.
On Sunday, the three-time All-Star took a pass through Chase Field in Arizona.
Today’s “Day After Pitching Old Man Walk” brought to you from the beautiful Chase Field. Team USA getting warm down the left field line in preparation for tonight’s big game. Wait… I gotta go! Music selection: The Cure radio on @pandoramusic #USA #WBC pic.twitter.com/8jPmOPmeFP
— Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) March 12, 2023
Wainwright announced early in the offseason that 2023 would be his final season in Major League Baseball.
His longtime batterymate Yadier Molina has already retired, as has fellow team legend Albert Pujols.
But even without the two legends, Wainwright is set to embark on one last journey throughout the game of baseball.
The veteran right-hander is the last holdover from the team’s World Series title runs in 2006 and 2011, and his journey has been a memorable one for sure.
It started when he closed out the NLCS and World Series in 2006 before ultimately claiming a spot in the rotation and becoming the team’s ace.
However, in his advanced age he has grown to appreciate everything that baseball has to offer.
Every ballpark he pitches in is an opportunity for him to cherish the game.
And so, his final journey around ballparks began on Sunday with his first “Day After Pitching Old Man Walk.”NEXT: Lars Nootbaar's Legend Continues To Grow