St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright extended an invitation to his Twitter followers: to join him in reading through the Bible in a year.
“Hey everybody,” Wainwright’s tweet began. “This won’t be for everyone, but it’s an important part of my life.”
The 38-year-old MLB veteran, fondly nicknamed Waino, directed those interested in joining him in his Bible-reading journey to follow @walkingwwaino, a separate Twitter account Wainwright created just for this purpose. The account has only two tweets but already more than 7,000 followers.
Pouring into others is something Wainwright enjoys. He said in the Spring 2019 edition of Sports Spectrum Magazine that he would likely have retired if it weren’t for the relationships he’d formed with the younger players and the experience he can pass along, both on the baseball diamond and in their faith journeys.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that if I didn’t feel so connected to this young group of pitchers coming up — and even the young position players, but especially the young pitchers — it would have almost been a no-brainer for me to walk away,” he said.
At one time, Wainwright himself was young pitcher, learning about professional baseball and growing in his own walk with the Lord.
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Reported by: SportsSpectrum - Photo Credit: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson