March 08, 2006

Wells blasts Selig, calls for his resignation: Gee, do you think David likes Bud? "...He's a piece of [expletive]. And you can quote me on that."

posted by wingnut4life to baseball at 12:22 PM - 16 comments

Maybe David should tell us what is really on his mind.

posted by dbt302 at 12:57 PM on March 08, 2006

I'm sure that George appreciates that David Wells has his back.

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:59 PM on March 08, 2006

Amen, brother Dave!

posted by westcoast at 01:14 PM on March 08, 2006

If this is his last year, I'm looking forward to a few more gems like this over the next eight months.

posted by smg at 02:22 PM on March 08, 2006

Holy shit... Is he going to have to face any recourse for this? fines, suspension? Either way I think that David Wells is awesome; the leadership (of any org, nation, group, etc...) needs to be challenged on a regular basis, especially when they have done little for their respective organizations. David Wells is really a hero because he has the guts to do so, not to mention the fact that he is an amazing pitcher, who just seems to get better with age. Do you think he's juicing?.... mwuhahahaha

posted by everett at 02:58 PM on March 08, 2006

Juicing. Like that one. Yep, that's why he's got the Gatorade Gut.

posted by diastematic at 03:06 PM on March 08, 2006

Selig's resignation is lomg overdue. He was supposed to be an INTERIM commissioner when appointed. Every idea he's had has ruined the game, from refusal to face the steriod problem head on, to interlegue play between teams which have no tradional or natural rivalry. The only interleague play that should ever happen in the World Series. The World Baseball Competition is just another bad idea likely to result in injury to someone's importatnt player in a meaningless game. The problem of juiced players now nearly dominating the record books is reprehensible. Now, he's on the way to making MLB a pay-per-view event in most cities by failing to regulate the greed of owners who are now staring their own private television networks. Get rid of Selig before he drives away the few fans left to Major League Baseball.

posted by kodisadog at 03:25 PM on March 08, 2006

The "Selig era" will long be known for the worst scandals, the worst contracts, the worst rulings in modern baseball history.

posted by irunfromclones at 04:15 PM on March 08, 2006

Pete Rose for Comish! :p

posted by zippinglou at 05:27 PM on March 08, 2006

Wells is such a card. I love the idea that Selig Googles himself. I wonder if he likes that "resign Bud Selig" is the third result. How could we make it first? I also wonder if Jeffrey Loria Googles himself...

posted by ?! at 06:07 PM on March 08, 2006

I've always liked David Wells, and what he says regarding the Steinbrenner/Sign issue is dead-on. Why should Steinbrenner be forced to support something that's negatively impacting a major part of his business, as well as an important industry for the Florida economy. My mom lives in Bradenton and likes to go to Pirate games, and she was happy to be able to get Yankees tickets this year. She doesn't pay super-close attention to sports in detail, so she wasn't aware (until I informed her) that when she saw the Yankees that Jeter, A-Rod, Damon, etc. wouldn't be around. She was a bit disappointed, as I'm sure many people are all over the Grapefruit League. Selig needs to acknowledge that not all owners, who spend big money on their teams, are going to react like mindless sheep and follow every stupid idea he has. It's nice to see Wells say something I'm sure many other players, fans, and coaches are thinking but don't dare say.

posted by dyams at 06:09 PM on March 08, 2006

I also wonder if Jeffrey Loria Googles himself... I hear that causes blindness and gives you hairy typing fingers.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:11 PM on March 08, 2006

Do you think he's juicing? Only if "juice" equals beer, red meat, and cheese whiz.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:31 AM on March 09, 2006

Ok.... To be clear, My Juicing statement was tongue-in-cheek, I do not really think D. Wells has been juicing.

posted by everett at 12:43 PM on March 09, 2006

(Shaving. Looks up.) ... what?

posted by BullpenPro at 01:03 PM on March 09, 2006

david wells has always been a loose cannon who isn't afraid to say what's on his mind...i love this guy ,its so good to hear/read about him,not the politically correct type, doesn't have an agent defending him..awesome! a real man,a true to his heart character..make babe ruth proud!

posted by ktown at 04:57 PM on March 09, 2006

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