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.