David Wells gives hope to fat guys everywhere

August 27, 2007

photo-davidwellsperfect.jpgSunday night I saw a sight I thought I’d never see — David Wells legging out a bunt single.

The 44-year-old big-boned pitcher was making his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers and helped his own cause when he bunted and ran surprisingly not that slow to first base. More hilarity came when he had to run the bases and score — when he got back in the dugout he looked tired and like he was going to pass out. Wells has to be the most unlikely NL starting pitcher ever to have a bunt single, and has to be the most fun to watch hit one.

It was only nine years ago that Wells through a perfect game (pictured above) and he’s had a great career even without that game.

Boomer pitched five innings and allowed only two runs during the Dodgers’ 6-2 win over the Mets. Wells is already better than Brett Tomko, who he replaces in the rotation. Here’s to Wells playing great down the stretch and possibly beating his old team (the Padres) for the wild card.

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