Adam Wainwright’s last start against the Chicago Cubs in London did not go according to plan.
The two-time World Series champion surrendered seven runs over three innings as the St. Louis Cardinals dropped the series opener.
But things only got worse after the game, when several Cardinals fans threw their angst at him and sent him messages of hate on Twitter.
As a result, the three-time All-Star ultimately deleted his Twitter account, which was met with much disappointment from the vast majority of the Cardinals fanbase, and anger towards those who directed hateful comments towards him.
On Wednesday, Wainwright discussed what went into the decision to ultimately remove himself from the world of social media.
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Wainwright said that his main reason for deleting Twitter was so that he could focus solely on pulling himself out of his rut and helping the Cardinals win games.
The veteran right-hander owns a 6.56 ERA this season.
He said that he tries not to read people’s replies, but that since people keep following him and tagging him, it makes it harder to avoid looking at them.
Wainwright even went as far as to say that the tweets were “cheap shots” that suggested he hadn’t done anything for the organization.
The 41-year-old made sure to acknowledge that most of his followers were good people who reminded him that he was loved in St. Louis.
The right-hander also recognized that Twitter was taking over certain aspects of his life and that he needed to redirect his focus to baseball.NEXT: Ken Rosenthal Discusses Cardinals' Potential Deadline Paths