kip wells. who hasnt pitched since 2009, is attempting comeback. the rhp threw for mets a few wks ago & hit 93 mph— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 26, 2012
Now, Charlie Morton is the Pirate pitcher that gets the most virtual ink on this blog. Before Electric Charlie, there was Ian Snell. Before Ian Snell, there was Kip Wells.
Here's to Kip Wells, the first mediocre Pirate pitcher that WHYGAVS ever obsessed over! May he find success in his comeback, except against the Pirates, when I hope he keeps on pitching like Kip Wells.
The first mediocre pitchers I obsessed over were Butters, Bork, Priddy, and Sisk. Sisk turned out to be not too bad.
@TomBrenholts Don't even start me on John Gelnar...
@wkkortas I was 10. To this day, I remember the lanky lefthander Frank Bork coming in to warm up for a late season relief appearance; I'd almost swear it was against the Dodgers, which would make it Sept 15, 1964 (according to BR). I was excited, he was a lefty and I was a lefty. And my favorite pitcher, Bob Veale, was also a lefty. Anyhow, he came to the mound, and promptly threw his first warmup pitch 10 feet over the catcher's head and well up into the backstop webbing.
>& hit 93
What did he hit? (ba-dum tss)
>threw for the mets
The Mets are just tired of the Yankees getting all the publicity for three and a half hour baseball games. (ba-dum tss)
Kip Wells Sucks!
This post covers a lot of what it is like to be a Pirates fan. I am not a blogger, but for me, Warren Morris filled this type of role. I wish we could grab a beer tonight!
I wish there would have been Pitchf/x when Wells was pitching for the Bucs; the track of the horizontal/vertical movement on his fastball would have been one large black blob in the hitter's sweet spot.