According to this video, which I take very seriously, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Vernon Wells (oh, how I love writing that) was somewhat apprehensive about his first start in Anaheim because he didn’t know what it was going to be like playing in front of “people.”
“It’s going to be strange playing in front of fans,” he tells his batting coach.
I’m just going to throw this out there, but maybe, just maybe, Mr. Wells might have collected a few more fans if he’d actually managed to get on base a little more often 32% of the time during his last four years in Toronto.
Also, if you’re a baseball company, is the guy with the fourth lowest OPS in baseball, really someone you want endorsing your line of products?
The Angels come to Toronto August 12 – 14, for a weekend series. I wonder if Vernon Wells will be reminded of the fans in Toronto then.
A huge thanks to Dan, for sending me the proper embed code.