Talk:David Wells

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Untitled[edit]

I can't believe this lasted as long as it did on this page. My faith in Wikipedia is starting to ebb. Removed:

"David Wells is the uncle (by marriage) of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Vernon Wells."

While technically possible, I suppose, as somebody who watches 100+ Blue Jays games a season I would be shocked if this were true and I didn't know about it. Quite a juicy bit of trivia. Unfortunately, barring collaboration, I'm inclined to say it's a hoax. -- Matty j 05:34, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Disambiguation Page Needed[edit]

A disambiguation page should be created to differentiate between this article, the article for British spritualist medium David Wells and American economist David Ames Wells.

I agree Earfetish1 20:11, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Done.Kinston eagle 14:18, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

No Need[edit]

There is no need for a redirect here for Jonathan Wells' page. I've noticed that several other people have removed the link as well. There is simply no confusion between the two, as the only common bond between the two is their last name. Darwin's Bulldog 20:43, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

August 31 trade to San Diego[edit]

Is there a definite confirmation of this yet? padres.mlb.com is still silent on the matter, other than the speculative article I posted a while ago. Js farrar 23:06, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

It's on ESPN's web site that the trade is a done deal. There is conflicting reports on who Boston is getting in return. ESPN Radio says Tremil Sledge and Mark Bellhorn, but MSNBC says it's for George Kotteras. --Raderick 23:16, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Quote[edit]

That quote seems awful suspect. I'd assume that it's related to Jonathan Wells. Given the utter randomness of it, and how it doesn't seem to match up at all with Boomer's life, manner of speaking, or reality, is it safe to take it out, or does someone have some sort of evidence? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.32.33.192 (talkcontribs)

On Intelligent Design and Other Pseudo-sciences...[edit]

Why elaborate about the pseudo-scientific nature of intelligent design within the confines of a ballplayer's biography? Anyone unfamiliar with the term can click on it...I recommend removing the pseudo-science disclaimer.

Here was the orginal under David Wells: "He is also an intelligent design advocate and denies the explanatory power and evidence of evolution, thus Wells’ opinions of evolutionary theory conflict the views of the vast majority of biologists as most scientists deem intelligent design as pseudoscience." Ha ha. This author becomes so irrational with his hate for any opposing theory of biological origins it even taints his ability to accurately compose an entry for a ball player. And who thought wikipedia was a reliable source for anything? --jorgekluney

David F. Wells might be a better place to discuss so-called "intelligent" design - I don't think there's any evidence that our man Boomer has ever offered an opinion either way! --AndrewHowse 14:44, 21 September 2007 (UTC)


Someone is very insistent on adding this whole bit on Well's supposed belief in Intelligent Design (which, if you're reading this, doesn't belong in a "criticisms" section even if it's true). With the section removed, I no longer see a NPOV issue, but the unsourced statements and the weasel words have got to go. BambinoPrime (talk) 02:49, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

I dumped the whole section.. It simply isnt notable that he was speculating about steroid abuse... tons of other baseball commentators have done the same.. no news here at all.. shouldn't be included. Spanneraol (talk) 01:05, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

The Babe's old cap[edit]

There should be a mention of David Wells wearing an old Yankees cap that Babe Ruth wore during a game. The umpire made him remove after the first or second inning. I don't know the date though, I think during his first stint with the Yanks. What a crafty character this David Wells is. 66.227.221.150 23:23, 16 February 2007 (UTC)


Later bloomers[edit]

while there are other pitchers in the Hall who came back from lackluster starts to their careers (i.e. Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan), none of them took until their 30s to achieve baseball success as Wells did. This isn't quite true. Hall of Famer Dazzy Vance never even won a game in the major leagues until he was 31 years old, and there are many other Hall of Fame pitchers and candidates who had their best seasons in their 30s. It's a common feature with left-handers. Jsc1973 22:53, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Halladay's no hitter, no perfect[edit]

Halladay's recent no-hitter is not a perfect game (he walked one) and doesn't belong in this article's section on Well's and other Yankee perfect games no matter how artfully it is phrased. Write it up in an article on Halladay or an article about post season no-hitters.Tttom1 (talk) 05:31, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Babe Ruth number 3 Red Sox reference[edit]

I'm going to change the wording of the following: "On December 11, 2004, Wells signed a two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox and took the uniform number 3, reminding many of another full-bodied, gregarious, left-handed Sox pitcher who wore the same number in the past, Babe Ruth." As written, it implies that Ruth wore number 3 with the Red Sox, which he didn't. (At that time, the Sox had no uniform numbers at all.) Not to mention that the words "full-bodied" and "gregarious" do not - in my opinion - meet Wikipedia's NPOV guidelines. A simple "in honor of Babe Ruth" would suffice. Elsquared (talk) 06:12, 22 June 2011 (UTC)