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(Deadspin)   Vernon Wells' full-speed header over the outfield wall only gets a 7.6 from the Russian judge (w/video)   (deadspin.com ) divider line
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2012-09-19 11:24:15 AM  
poor Pujols jersey guy ... never got his fist bump from Vernon for helping him up.
 
2012-09-19 11:44:54 AM  
Ian Kinsler home run!
 
2012-09-19 11:47:01 AM  
I want to criticize everything about the article, video, and headline, but cannot come up with anything that doesn't make me sound like Comic Book Guy.
 
2012-09-19 11:54:45 AM  
That's the hardest Wells has hit anything in a long time.
 
2012-09-19 11:59:37 AM  
Full speed? Um, no.
 
2012-09-19 12:19:07 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Full speed? Um, no.


This isn't the mid-aughts Vernon Wells who swiped close to 20 bases a few times. The 2012, pudgy, older, quite visibly indifferent Vernon Wells I do not think runs any faster than what we saw. 

/I might be hatin' too much on him. He is actually a really nice and funny guy in person.
 
2012-09-19 12:22:20 PM  
The rule is the guys in the front row get to keep him as a souvenir, but it's just Vernon Wells so they threw him back.
 
2012-09-19 12:58:53 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Did he let off some steam?
 
2012-09-19 01:00:39 PM  
Full speed - I think not.
Was hoping for a stretcher.
Leaving disappointed.
 
2012-09-19 01:00:58 PM  
Not full speed, and would have been impressive had he caught it.

/sorry
 
2012-09-19 01:44:38 PM  
haha.....how bout that?!
 
2012-09-19 02:45:42 PM  

december: poor Pujols jersey guy ... never got his fist bump from Vernon for helping him up.


One of the later views on the Must C clip shows that he did (skip to 1:35).
 
2012-09-19 04:10:25 PM  

Crocoduck: That's the hardest Wells has hit anything in a long time.


True. Torii Hunter's son, Darius? Well, that's a different story.
 
2012-09-19 04:58:22 PM  
I've always liked Vernon, but I'd also have liked it if I saw him hustle on a play like that as a Blue Jay. Even once.
 
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