Adam Wainwright admitted he grooved a fastball to Derek Jeter in the first: “I was gonna give him a couple pipe shots. He deserved it.”
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 16, 2014
It looks like St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright threw Derek Jeter some meatballs to try and get him a hit in his final All-Star game. Not sure this is the type of thing that you make public, then again maybe that’s just me. It’s a nice gesture, but still.
Yes, it would seem as though Adam Wainwright was entirely serious about giving Jeter a cookie, like Chan Ho Park did with Cal RIpken. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 16, 2014
Adam Wainwright slammed on the brakes and backtracked pretty hard with his comments.
Derek Jeter didn’t seem to mind that he grooved the pitch, so no one else should mind either.