Adam Wainwright, Yadiar Molina and Albert Pujoles are back together with the St. Louis Cardinals for one final season.
Pujol and Molina have both officially stated that 2022 will be their final season.
It’s less obvious with Wainwright.
But she has flirted with the idea of retirement and is considering it later this year.
With the Cardinals winding up their four-game set against the New York Mets, it could be Wayne Wright’s last time in New York City as a player.
Bally Sports Midwest tweeted a video of her being interviewed by Alexa Dat.
In that interview, Wayne Wright recalled Carlos Beltran as a Rocky in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS and referred to him as the “number one” for career moments.
New York. Wine. 2006. Forever connected.
Says Vino Alexadat Where Game 7 of 2006 NLCS ranked him in his career: “Number one. It’s hard to say that closing a World Series is not number one. But it was so dramatic. It was such a big deal.” #STLC card pic.twitter.com/ZjgjXOfaAt
– BallySports Midwest (allyBallySportsMW) May 19, 2022
Vino looks back
This kind of stick in the face of New York fans.
They were clearly on the wrong side of that historic NLCS.
Interestingly, however, Wayne Wright has it as his number one moment, even though he also closed out the 2006 World Series.
But Wayne Wright talked about how dramatic that strike was in 2006.
The base was loaded with two outs and Beltran, one of the best heaters of this generation, was on the plate.
Wainwright admits he’s not sure what would have happened to him if he hadn’t hit Beltran in this situation, even theorizing that St. Louis fans wouldn’t remember him so fondly.
But since he was able to pull it off, he will be a favorite in St. Louis forever.
Not only that, New York City will always hold a special place in his heart, because he was able to live up to his childhood dreams.