The Cubs’ Randy Wells admits that he wasn’t focused last season:
“Last year I got caught up in a lot of stuff,” Wells said Wednesday at a Cubs Caravan luncheon at Harry Caray’s restaurant. “I maybe got too big for my britches.”
Wells likened his season to that of fictional pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the sequel of “Major League.” After a successful season in the original film, Wells said Vaughn’s character “turned into a businessman/pretty boy” in “Major League 2.”
We all lose focus sometimes, and while that’s bad for a major league pitcher, Wells should be forgiven for that. He should never be forgiven, however, for watching and referencing “Major League 2.” Indeed, I hope whoever is in charge of the Cubs’ kangaroo court this spring fines him severely for that.