Cardinals manager Mike Matheny thought Wainwright, always outgoing and a thoughtful interview subject, might be more guarded in the future. After watching video of the interview, he was critical of media that would "run off with that thing."
"It's a tragedy, it's terrible," Matheny said. "That guy should be ashamed, the guy that first started running with it."
The right-hander said he doesn't plan on changing anything. He joked Friday that he listened to classical music on headphones before the game and added a snoring sound.
"Be more mindful of the words I use, maybe," Wainwright said. "But crying out loud, this is ridiculous. The people who completely lost respect for me and all this, just realize this: I messed up the way I described the inning. I don't feel like I should have to back up my story any more than just telling you exactly what happened.