Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina are two names that have been synonymous with St. Louis Cardinals baseball over the last two decades. The dynamic duo has brought a lot of success to the organization since 2005 and is only one game shy of tying the MLB record for starts by a battery.
With Molina heading towards retirement at the end of the season, the pair of Cardinals don't have much more time together. As a result, Wainwright has narrated a heartfelt Molina tribute that'll likely make even the most hardened St. Louis fans (and haters) feel emotional to start the week.
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In the tribute, Wainwright talks about how he believes that Molina is "the best ever." The veteran hurler adds that not many people see the sacrifices that go on behind the scenes for the on-camera glory. Wainwright's words make it clear that Molina is not only a teammate but also a brother after all of these years.
"You lead by example, you play through the pain and you're always thinking one step ahead."- Adam Wainwright on Yadier Molina
It's hard not to agree with Wainright when it comes to Molina being one of the best backstops that the sport has ever seen. On top of racking up over 2,200 games played and 2,100 hits, Molina has two World Series rings, 10 MLB All-Star appearances, nine Gold Gloves and a Silver Slugger award.
At the end of the day, longstanding pitcher-catcher relationships like this one rarely come around. Cardinals fans must cherish Molina and Wainwright as long as they can because all they'll have is the memories soon.
Nevertheless, assuming that nothing changes, Molina and Wainwright are on pace to tie the MLB battery record when St. Louis hosts the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Sept. 8.
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