Yesterday, he was able to apply one of the important lessons he learned in St. Louis after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 5 of the ALDS.
Bader had himself quite a series against the Guardians, hitting a home run in three of the first four games of the series.
But during his postgame interview, as the champagne flowed inside the Yankees clubhouse, Bader gave Adam Wainwright a shoutout for teaching him that the burn of champagne never gets old.
"I learned really young from Adam Wainwright in St. Louis. The burn from champagne never gets old"
– Harrison Bader pic.twitter.com/9towuqWMs8
— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) October 18, 2022
Bader’s Lesson From Wainwright
Wainwright certainly has been a part of many great postseason celebrations.
So naturally, he’s learned a lot over the years about enjoying the moment after a series-clinching victory.
Clearly, that lesson hasn’t been lost on Bader.
Bader himself experienced some nice moments popping champagne in St. Louis, one of which came last season after the Cards completed their 17-game winning streak to reach the postseason, and two that came after the Cardinals won the NL Central and later advanced to the NLCS in 2019.
The postseason is truly the best time of the year, and Bader certainly understands that.
As he learned from Wainwright, there truly is nothing like the burn of champagne after winning a series in the playoffs.
He got to experience that firsthand yesterday after the Yankees disposed of the Guardians.
Now, the Yankees head to the ALCS, and Bader, knowing what he learned from Wainwright, will look to create another moment when he can experience the burn of champagne and what it’s like to celebrate a postseason series victory.