A member of the 1998 Bronx Bombers blasted off on “woke” culture in word and deed Saturday during a celebration of the glory days.
“We’re in a different world. It sucks.”
Marking the 25th anniversary of the New York Yankees then-record 114 win season, capped off with the franchises 24 World Series championship, players from the 1998 team gathered at Yankees Stadium Saturday for the 75th Old-Timer’s Day. Appearances by the Core Four and former skipper Joe Torre weren’t the only applause-worthy moments of the day as journeyman pitcher David “Boomer” Wells caused a stir all on his own.
While members of the media interacted with the players, Wells, 60 had some comments on toxic brands that have embraced leftist ideals and the overall state of society and, to a lesser extent, America’s pastime.
“We’re in a different world. It sucks. That’s why everyone should carry a gun,” the retired pitcher said at one point, according to The Athletic, with a piece of tape concealing the iconic Nike swoosh that adorns the uniforms of all MLB players.
“I hate Nike! They’re woke!” the two-time World Series champion exclaimed. Wells, who finished the ’98 season with an 18-4 record, completed the 15th perfect game in Major League history and landed third in the Cy Young Award voting behind Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez, went on to detail that if were still playing today he would have cut the logo out and left a hole in its place.
The athletic brand wasn’t the only corporate sponsor to feel the sting from the southpaw as Wells was also asked to weigh-in whether he would ever drink Bud Light again after the beer brand had involved itself with transgenderism-pushing influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
“Nope!” the pitcher declared.
Unnecessarily stepping in front of a speeding social media train, Keith Olbermann offered his own take on Wells’ comments and frothed, “Bullsh*t. @BoomerWells33 would drink wood alcohol. Another f*cking fraud.”
Responding on his own behalf, the former pitcher fired off, “Keith shut the f*ck up. Just because you never played the game all you did was work for espn and talk sh*t on all of us players because you have a degree in journalism makes you and expert on putting Athletes down. And thats if you even have a degree. Stick to your politics.”
Keith shut the fuck up. Just because you never played the game and all you did was work for espn and talk shit on all of us players because you have a degree in journalism makes you an expert on putting Athletes down. And thats if you even have a degree. Stick to your politics. https://t.co/SzXwG7tYZ0
— david wells (@BoomerWells33) September 10, 2023
Wells went on to take umbrage with the way the game is played currently as the Yankees sat in last place in the American League East and defended management for fault that should rest with they players.
“If I was a GM I would start sending a message, I don’t care who it was, if he’s in the stink hole — pardon my French, if you can say that now, I don’t know — but send that son of a gun to Triple A or Double A and send him a wake-up call,” he offered instead of coddling players. “They did it to me. They did it to a lot of us back in the day. You’ve gotta send a message. I don’t care how much money you’re making.”
— Bryan Hoch ⚾️ (@BryanHoch) September 9, 2023
He also criticized newer additions to the game like the pitch clock and chided, “This is analytics. They tell certain things. To me, personally, it’s ruining the game because these guys don’t have the free will to be themselves and go out there and find their own identity. Because they’re having an identity brought to them. There’s a game plan. Our game plan was go out there and win, how are we going to do it? The best nine guys are going to play.”
“You need a fire lit under your butt sometimes,” added Wells. “They don’t do that, and it sucks.”
— Team C2 (@charliecolon) September 9, 2023
Remember the day @BoomerWells33 won the internet? Me too. Today!
— Team C2 (@charliecolon) September 10, 2023
PREACH, Boom! “We’re here to win”! So MANY need to hear this message!
— Tim Gregory (@tim_greg20) September 9, 2023
— Storm Paglia (@storm_paglia) September 10, 2023
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