How great is it, honestly, to have David Wells around? We're almost sorry to see the Red Sox pitcher come back from that knee injury, because it means he'll be busy again. And we've learned that an idle David Wells is an entertaining David Wells — it's kind of like if Gary Busey all of a sudden showed up at your birthday party. Whenever he opens his mouth, the fun just never ends.
Consider these two observations by Wells, taking into account that this is just what he's said over the past two days:
"(Barry Bonds should) be a man and come out and say that he did [use steroids]. Don't hide behind the uniform. Don't hide behind the players association. If you're guilty and you got caught, come clean. I think he'd get a lot more respect from people than lying. Unknowingly took 'roids? I know everything I've done. If I'm going to do something to my body, I know what's going in. I'm not going to let someone put a needle in me, not knowing what's in that needle. That's a joke."
"Bud Selig needs to resign. That's what he needs to do. He needs to resign and bring someone in who's capable of communicating with the players association and the owners, as well as the players, because there's so much hatred against Bud right now. It's a joke. Nobody likes him. [Selig] worries about what people say about him and he Googles himself. I'm sure he's going to Google [his name] tomorrow and say, 'Oh, there's Dave talking about me.' You know what? Be a man of your words. He's ducked me for two years."
It's no surprise that Wells doesn't want Bonds to break Babe Ruth's home run record — Wells, after all, has said that Ruth is his idol. He once wore Ruth's Yankees' cap during a game and even petitioned the Yankees to let him wear Ruth's No. 3. "He ate too much and went through hookers by the dozen," Wells once said of Ruth. "What's not to love?" We're not sure which is the more disturbing image — the hot dogs and the hookers, or Bud Selig Googling himself late at night.
Boomer to Barry: Come Clean [Hartford Courant]
Wells His Old Ranting Self [Hartford Courant]