Adam Wainwright will literally fight you over bad barbecue and we can’t argue that

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) reacts after being removed from the game in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

Don’t let St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) see you overcooking your barbecue meat, buddy. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

As a blogger who probably gets way too much into Food Network’s Chopped for his own good, we’re giving mad respect for St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright’s mad respect for good barbecue.

Basically, the 2010 NL Cy Young Award runner-up loves everything about it, but don’t let him catch you messing up what could have been perfectly good barbeque.

“I can eat good barbeque every single day of my whole life, without question, no doubt. I can tell you that right now. I love it. I’m obsessed with it. Also, bad barbeque makes me want to fight somebody … When I have a really bad rib or a really bad pulled pork, it just makes me angry. It’s such a great piece of meat to ruin.”

Tell us how you really feel, Mr. Wainwright.

We can’t disagree, however, bad barbecue equals fighting words.

h/t: Big Lead Sports

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