Male Gaze: Adam Wainwright’s Earnest Eyes

JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals poses during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 19, 2013 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Photo: Mike Ehrmann/2013 Getty Images

For any baseball fans out there, the countdown to the end of the season begins tonight at Fenway Park. Game one of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox starts at 8:07 p.m. eastern time. But whether you're a fan or not, we guarantee that there will be plenty of men (in tiny pants) swinging bats, hitting home runs, stealing bases, roaring, and partaking in the glorious seventh-inning stretch. Tonight, we shine a spotlight on the brightest Cardinal to catch our eye: starting pitcher Adam Wainwright. Not only does he have the right arm of a god, but the Georgia native has the ebullience of an eager puppy. He looks just as good with a little scruff or none at all — but however he's styled on the pitcher's mound tonight, keep the number 50 in mind. In the few hours before the showdown begins, admire his poise (and flexibility) below.

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