David Wells and Keith Olbermann beef on X after the retired Yankees pitcher slights Bud Light for Dylan Mulvaney partnership
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A day after making headlines over controversial comments at New York Yankees ‘Old Timers Day’ festivities, retired pitcher David Wells is now in a high-profile social media dispute for attacking Bud Light.
Wells got into a back-and-forth with former ESPN and MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann on X after Olbermann took aim at the comments Wells made about Bud Light over the brand’s partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
Olbermann screenshotted a passage of Wells saying he wouldn’t drink Bud Light before responding: ‘Bulls*** @BoomerWells33 would drink wood alcohol. Another f***ing fraud.’
Wells did not hold back in his response to Olbermann.
‘Keith shut the f*** up,’ Wells wrote posted. ‘Just because you never played the game and all you did was work for ESPN and talk s*** on all of us players because you have a degree in journalism makes you an expert on putting Athletes down. And that’s if you even have a degree. Stick to your politics.’
David Wells and Keith Olbermann were engaged in a social media back-and-forth on X
Wells had stated he would not drink Bud Light due to a partnership with Dylan Mulvaney
Wells responded to a post of Olbermann calling out his comments on not drinking Bud Light
Along with taking shots at Bud Light for the partnership with Mulvaney, Wells also took shots at Nike for being ‘woke’ while also saying some harsh words while discussing the current state of the Yankees.
The Yankees are currently in the midst of one of their worst seasons in recent memory as they sit last place in the American League East with a record of 71-72.
‘It always seems that the [general managers], the managers and all of that are getting fired, and getting blamed for it, and it’s the players’ [fault],’ Wells said.
‘If you’re not doing the job out on the field, and if I was a GM, I would start sending a message.’
Several Yankees players have disappointed this season, including pitcher Carlos Rodon, who came to New York as a free agent after signing a six-year, $162 million deal.
Since then, he’s battled injury problems while making just 10 starts and yielding a whopping 34 runs in just 46.1 innings for a 6.60 ERA.
To Wells, the answer is simple: Send struggling players to the minors.
‘I don’t care who it was, if he was in the stink hole — pardon my French, if you can say that now,’ he said. ‘I don’t know. But send that son of a gun to Triple-A or Double-A and send him a wake-up call.’