David Wells felt the same way many did watching Astros owner Jim Crane talk in circles about the cheating scam his team executed during Thursday’s poorly-executed press conference.
Crane was widely criticized for the performance, which included him saying that “our opinion is that this didn’t impact the game” and following that up with, “I didn’t say it didn’t impact the game.”
Wells, the outspoken former Yankees pitcher, framed his criticism as only he can.
“What is he smoking ??????” Wells tweeted on Thursday night. “It impacted the game BIG-TIME. That’s not the way to win a Division or a Championship. The Players should be Banned for life like Pete Rose. If they got immunity then Pete Rose and the Black Sox should too. I think the commissioner should rethink his (decision).”
That is the reaction you will get when Crane and most of the Astros players spent the morning apologizing for the sign-stealing scheme and then claiming it had nothing to do with them winning the 2017 World Series.
Wells, now 56, pitched four seasons for the Yankees during two stints and was a part of the 1998 World Series team.