In a bold statement, Wells declared that the current culture of woke ideologies has influenced companies such as Nike and Bud Light to a significant degree. He took a stand against these corporations by creatively using medical tape to hide the Nike logo on his Yankees jersey.
Wells was unambiguous in his criticism of these companies, asserting, "They're woke!" and shared his disdain for their increasing involvement in cultural and political issues. His stance was not only verbal; he also took a visual stand by masking the logo of a company he perceived to be overly 'woke'.
The former Yankees player suggested that these businesses' focus on politics and culture is detrimental to their primary role, which is to provide quality products and services. He expressed his frustration, stating, "It sucks," and added his controversial opinion that everyone should carry a gun.
Wells did not stop at criticizing corporations. He also addressed the performance of players and the management of teams. "If you’re not performing on the field, and if I were a GM, I would send a clear message," he said, likely alluding to the recent criticism of Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman.
The ex-pitcher advocated for a stricter approach towards underperforming players, suggesting they be sent to lower leagues as a wake-up call. He expressed his belief that players today are "pampered" and "coddled," and emphasized that improvement should come from peer feedback.
Wells also shared his thoughts on the newly implemented pitch clock, considering it unnecessary and detrimental to player autonomy. He stated, “This is analytics,” and argued that the stringent guidelines are stealing players' individual identities and forcing upon them a predetermined plan.
Wells concluded his critique by reminiscing about his playing days, when the primary strategy was simple: "Go out there and win." He stressed that the best nine players should be the ones playing, hinting at a perceived lack of meritocracy in today's game.