Former Yankees Star Pitcher Slams Nike and Bud Light For 'Woke'ness

John Simmons | September 11, 2023
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David Wells brought the heat on Saturday at Yankee Stadium - just not from the pitchers mound like he used to.

The former New York Yankees pitcher and the only man to have ever thrown a perfect game while hungover attended “Old Timers Day” in the Bronx on Saturday, where the organization honored members of the 1998 World Series team.

Wells started off by saying that general manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone were not to blame for the Yankees' current state, as they sit last in their division despite having a roster loaded with talent. He said the players need to change their attitudes and start playing to a higher standard.

But the fiery takes didn’t stop there. As you can see in the interview, Wells had placed a piece of tape underneath his right shoulder, which was covering a Nike swoosh. When asked why he made that alteration to his jersey, he did not hold back his opinions on the brand.

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"I hate Nike," he bluntly stated. "They’re woke."

Fox News noted that Wells said he’d have cut the swoosh off any of his jerseys if he were still playing today. He has lots of valid reasons to hate the brand, as Nike has gone completely off the deep end in using its platform to push woke ideologies.

But that’s not the only company on Wells’ blacklist. When asked if he would ever drink Bud Light again after its partnership with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney, he gave a one-word response.


Wells just made himself a favorite in conservative circles. Maybe he'll use his fearless personality to start engaging in the culture war.

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