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Adam Wainwright Jokes Paul DeJong, Cardinals Teammates Believe Earth Is Flat

David Dermer/Associated PressSt. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright’s got jokes. Per broadcaster Evan Davis, Wainwright appeared on Fox’s broadcast of the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves game and joked that shortstop Paul DeJong joins half of the team as “flat Earthers and moon landing conspiracists.”MLB Network’s Jon Heyman spoke to DeJong’s agent, who noted that the…

St. Louis Cardinals' Paul DeJong throws to first to get out Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Pittsburgh.  (AP Photo/David Dermer)

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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright‘s got jokes. 

Per broadcaster Evan Davis, Wainwright appeared on Fox’s broadcast of the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves game and joked that shortstop Paul DeJong joins half of the team as “flat Earthers and moon landing conspiracists.”

MLB Network’s Jon Heyman spoke to DeJong’s agent, who noted that the Illinois State product has a degree in biochemistry, and his grandmother was a scientist, making it highly unlikely DeJong is a member of the Flat Earth Society:

Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

Wainwright was funny on TV. This story was a joke, we think. Paul DeJong’s agent Burton Rocks said, “Its a joke. Paul DeJong has a degree in biochemistry. His grandmother Sharon Whipple was a scientist.” OK, funny stuff. https://t.co/CTv5H9L1YL

According to the Illinois State baseball roster, DeJong was on a pre-med track before the Cardinals drafted him in the fourth round in 2015.  

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