Ex-Blue Jays ace David Wells tears into woke culture, Bud Light and Nike
David Wells is still bringing the heat in retirement.
The 21-year MLB veteran never was shy about sharing his opinion during his playing days and has now unloaded on woke culture in a passionate rant over the weekend.
During the New York Yankees’ Old-Timers’ Day, Wells shared his hatred for Nike and Bud Light over their positions in today’s ongoing culture wars.
“We’re in a different world,” Wells, 60, said, per The Athletic. “It sucks. That’s why everyone should carry a gun.”
Wells also said that if he were playing today, he would rather cut a hole in his jersey to remove the Nike logo than wear it on the field. “I hate Nike!” he said. “They’re woke!”
He also covered up the logo with tape for Saturday’s festivities at Yankee Stadium.
And if you think that the boisterous lefty relaxes with an ice-cold Bud Light while watching a game, he had a very quick answer: “Nope!”
Wells also ripped the current culture in MLB, which he feels coddles players too much.
“It always seems that the (GMs), the managers and all of that are getting fired, and getting blamed for it, and it’s the players’ (fault),” Wells said.
“If you’re not doing the job out on the field, and if I was a GM, I would start sending a message.”
Wells continued, saying that teams need to be more harsh with players not living up to their huge contracts.
“I don’t care who it was, if he was 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,” Wells said.
“They did it to me. They did it to a lot of us back in the day. You’ve got to send a message. I don’t care how much money you’re making.
“Send a message to them and let them go sit down there and think about it. That’s what you have to do. I think now they coddle them too much. They baby them … It’s up to your peers to make you better.”
Wells played eight seasons with the Blue Jays and made the all-star team in 2000, when he recorded a league-leading 20 wins and finished third in Cy Young Award voting. He was part of the 1992 World Series champions with Toronto and won a ring with the star-studded 1998 Yankees.