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Tim Crothers
April 27, 1998
Like his idol, Babe Ruth, David Wells is a portly portsider who plays for the Yankees and has a taste for the occasional beer. Also there's the much-publicized fact that Wells paid $35,000 for Ruth memorabilia, including a cap Wells got in trouble for wearing in a game. But there are still some unanswered questions about Wells's affection for the Sultan of Swat.
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April 27, 1998

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Like his idol, Babe Ruth, David Wells is a portly portsider who plays for the Yankees and has a taste for the occasional beer. Also there's the much-publicized fact that Wells paid $35,000 for Ruth memorabilia, including a cap Wells got in trouble for wearing in a game. But there are still some unanswered questions about Wells's affection for the Sultan of Swat.

If you faced Ruth, how would you pitch him?

I'd go right at him. Challenge him. I go after everybody. Why change?

What would you do if a player you were pitching to stepped out of the box and pointed at the seats, calling his shot a la the Babe?

I'd point at his rib cage.

What if Ruth did it?

I'd point at his rib cage.

You'd throw at the Bambino?

Well, if he's being funny, I'd just laugh it off. If not, I don't know what I'd do. Actually, I do, but I can't tell you. If I tell you, I'd have to kill you.

You would, wouldn't you?

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