David Wells went off yesterday during a Q&A with the Sox’ press corps, and now the Boston front office has gone and shown up their beefy lefty by apologizing to the Commissioner for his rambling, oft-humorous comments. Luckily, the whole shebang was broadcast in full yesterday during the Sox’ rain delay on NESN, and Wells came off as (surprisingly) neither a fabricator nor a cretin, but, shockingly, as a reasonable and affable child with a massive persecution complex. Paranoiacs are always entertaining, particularly if you throw a microphone in front of them right after they’ve been embarrased publicly and fined $300K for not doing much of anything. Wells did not disappoint.
As for reality? Common sense dictates that about 50% of what Wells said was true (really, can the Commish’s office be trusted any more than Wells?), 25% was half true, and the remaining 25% were fairy tales concocted benignly, as a child might, in his own solipsistic world. Anyhow, Boomer’s got some time off, and we have a suggestion that he might consider to occupy his free time.