January 28, 2011

Vernon Wells has a sense of humor

I have yet to have any interaction with Vernon Wells (something I hope to change at spring training), but I'm liking him already.


Well, thanks to an anonymous comment on my "Welcome to Anaheim Mr. Wells" post - I learned of a funny story involving Wells and some fans heckling him in Cleveland. Check out "V-Dub: Literate and Funny" from the blog "Drunk Jays Fans." Looks like Wells has quite the sense of humor.

By the way... I guess "V-Dub" is one of the nicknames that has been associated with Wells over the years.

I was thinking about a nickname for him myself along the same lines. There's a game that kids play (okay adults do it too) involving VW Bugs. When you see one, you shout out "slug bug red" (or whatever color the car happens to be) and give your friend/sibling/whoever a little slug.

I'm hoping Wells slugs more than his fair share of homers this year, so I think I'll be calling him "Slug Bug."


Okay, so you know how everyone loves to make predictions? Well, Mo from a relatively new Angels blog called "Mo's Angels" predicted the Angels would make a trade that would bring Vernon Wells to the Angels back on January 2.

Given all the hair-brain like trade proposals fans like to put out there - I think it's kind of cool that Mo got this one right (at least sort of).

Kudos to Mo... and a big True Grich welcome to the blogosphere! Mo is an active duty Marine currently stationed in Hawaii. So, he's got two good things going for him. He's serving his country and he's an Angels fan. Semper Fi Mo! And thank you for your service!

Be sure to check out Mo's Angels when you get a chance.


  1. That's hilarious!!

    Also, I have a question for you. Can you write a post before spring training starts, kind of like a spring training guide for dummies? That would be fantastic.

    I'm going for the first time in years, and I read all your blog posts about ST last year. So I was wondering where the best places are to get autographs and pictures with the Angels players, at what time, practice times and fields, etc. Thanks!

  2. Phil,

    Thanks for your question. What I wrote last year is pretty comprehensive. I'm not sure if I can add anything to that.

    Every year is also a little different. The main thing is to just get there.

    In the mean time, I'll look over what I wrote and see if there's anything I can add.

    Thanks again.

  3. Thanks! I'm just a little confused as to where to go to get autographs and pictures. I saw your videos and it looked like the players were walking to the field when you asked them questions. Just wondering where that is and how early to get there.

    Great blog btw!

  4. It will be pretty obvious when you get there. In front of the main stadium is a parking lot - the players walk through this along a path way with particians on their way to and from the practice fields.

    How early? It varies... they usually don't stop on their way out to the field, but will sometimes on their way back in. Again it varies... but generally they head out in the morning around 9 or so and head back in at all different times. On game days it varies as well.