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REShow: David Wells - Hour 2

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REShow: David Wells - Hour 2

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June 23, 2022 3:27 pm

Brockman voices his annoyance at TJ for calling him on the phone too much and Rich calls out the guys for all wearing a blingy goat necklace that was purchased online, late at night, with alcohol involved. 

2-time World Series Champion David Wells tells Rich how this year’s Yankees team compares to the 1998 squad that won 114 games, reveals that he threw his perfect game on 2 hours of sleep after staying up all night partying with Jimmy Fallon and the ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast, says why Shohei Ohtani’s 2-way exploits are great for baseball, and says why playing a round of golf with him is a lot of fun but also comes with its fair share of perils. 

TJ lists his all-time NFC West G.O.A.T.s for the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks.

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Live from the Rich Eisen Show studio in Los Angeles. Sweet to lick. Everybody can change. It's the name Rudy. Rudy. Right off the bat.

That is fictional. Earlier on the show, former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. Coming up, two-time World Series champion David Wells.

Plus, Bucks running back Leonard Fournette. And now, it's Rich Eisen. Our number two of the Rich Eisen Show is on the air here in Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles, California. Pleased to have you here on NBC Sports on Peacock and NBC Sports Audio Sirius XM Channel 85. This Rich Eisen Show terrestrial radio affiliate spoke to the Triad in North Carolina just yesterday. One of our radio affiliates. Because, well, you know what? I'm a people person and I call people.

And they wanted me on, so I called in. You love talking on the phone. What do you mean?

And pacing. No, it has nothing to even do with that. I'm just saying you talk on the phone more than anyone I know. What are you talking about? I'm making deals. And I understand.

It's on. And you appreciate. I understand and appreciate, obviously. Hold on a minute. Obviously. Hold on a minute.

However. It's not like I'm gossiping or like, hey, did you see that last night? When you hear me talk on the phone, how much of it is business and how much of it is personal?

It's got to be 95 percent business. That's right. Trying to keep these lights on. No, I understand. I'm just saying I don't honestly remember the last time I talked on the phone. I talked to you last night. You don't remember talking on the phone? Talking to me on the phone?

You and I talk almost every day after the show. And that's another thing. Can I just air this out? Oh, my goodness. Is this Festivus? I had no idea.

Are we going to feature strength too? All right. Go for it. I like TJ a lot. Let me just say this. David Wells will be joining us shortly on the program and you know, and then Leonard Fournette, hour three. So TJ and I have become great friends through the course of this show.

But I did not know him prior to we met here. And it's great. We have the same birthday. Awesome. Seven, two, three.

It's a Festivus miracle. We're together for like six hours every day. And then as soon as we leave, he immediately calls me. I'm like, what do you have to tell me now in the 10 minutes that I just left you? That you couldn't have told me in the previous six hours.

It's something that he forgot. I like it. I get bored on the drive home.

I want to talk to somebody. It's a long drive. Your drive is like seven minutes. I'm just saying it makes it go by quickly. There's not a lot to say to you because he's been hanging with you for the last six hours.

It's quick. Maybe he just misses you. Maybe he just.

I just saw you. I think he calls me when you don't answer. Well, you know what that means, Rich? Well, you don't call me. Well, I doubt you'd answer.

What does that mean? Because I'm too busy talking on the phone apparently. Well, Rich, now that our true feelings have come out.

Chris, I guess now I can say that you probably won't ever have to worry about another post-show call. Because if that's your feeling on it, then I won't bother you anymore. It's not my feelings. This is an odd way to address the issue for you.

I won't bother you anymore. I figured I'd just do it publicly. I mean, this is better. It's better like this. Well, we're actually now. Hey, I should have went into a YouTube comment and maybe had this conversation.

Well, then I would have addressed it on air anyway. I feel like sometimes Suzy and I, when Cooper, Taylor, and Xander start talking somewhat disrespectfully to each other, we have to stop and have a time out. Do I have to do that with you guys right now? No, we're great.

You have to stop? Because we love each other here and we should treat each other with respect. Again, this is the stuff that Suzy and I say to the kids.

You know, so we should treat each other the way that we want to be treated. And in that respect, though, while we are having a rondelle of grievance, what the hell is around your neck? What sort of Skip Bayless amulet are you wearing right now? First off, not just me. We're all wearing it.

What? All three of you have like this bling. Is it a goat? It's a goat, yeah.

What is happening? Well, I will say... Are all three of you are wearing a bedazzled goat necklace? No, it's not bedazzled. These are diamonds and jewels. Those are definitely not diamonds. What do you say? Well, here's the deal. If these were diamonds, just from where I'm sitting, this is a good 15, 20 feet away, that would have to be a six-figure piece of hardware.

It might not be six figures. Let me walk you through this. First off, is this week three? I think week three. We were just wondering how long it was going to take you to notice. You have not been wearing these for three weeks. I haven't. Jay, I can't see what you're wearing. I've had it on for three weeks.

And I can't see what you're wearing either. Chris, I've got a straight shot directly into what's going on here. And just for those at home who may not know, for those who are listening on the radio... We've been waiting for this moment for weeks.

Those listening on Sirius XM or this Rich Eisen Show terrestrial radio affiliate or on a podcast for all podcasts required, Cumulus Podcast Network, and also potentially listening to us on Odyssey. It is a gold chain at the bottom of which rests, hangs a, you know, a sparkly goat. Diamond, bro. That is definitely not diamonds.

They could be zirconium. I don't know why you're trying to put this on French. It's about the size of a silver dollar, like larger than a silver dollar. It's significant. And you are wearing a black t-shirt with your, I guess, maroon zip up opened up.

If you took the maroon thing off, you would look like Skip Bayless with his Rosemary's baby amulet or whatever the hell he's got around his neck every day. His literally says Skip on it. Oh, okay. I don't know. But, all right. Let me walk you through this, Rich. What's up with this?

One night late, I think I might have been home alone that night, Cage was asleep, Sarah was working. Just scrolling the IG like we all are prone to do, you know, at the late hours. I fell victim to an Instagram ad, I got to say. This ad pops up for a, you know, chain jewelry company and I start like, oh, they have cool pendants. Let me check these out. Oh, man, look at all these. So I'm like scrolling through like eight pages of pendants.

They have a deal with MLB and NBA and NFL. And I saw a couple of them and I saw this goat one. I immediately texted Jay and TJ. I'm like, man, we should get these. Like, these are hilarious. Well, start with the Emmys, right? Like if we win the Emmys. Yeah, the Emmys.

I was like, if the Emmys, we should get these if we win. And so I just texted a screen grab. And so then the next day, Jay Felley comes in and goes, yeah, I was drunk last night and I bought three of those for us. I'm quite impressionable on Sunday morning. So do you want to play prices right where I guess how much these cost?

No, man, we don't want no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Because I want people to believe that we paid top prices. Also, I don't remember. So then a couple of days later, it was after my cousin Chase's wedding. That was, yeah, it was a good night. So then a couple of days later, they finally come in and much larger than I think any of us were anticipating. This thing is huge and it's really heavy. So then, TJ, didn't you say you went to get food after the show and someone asked you about it?

So the first day, first day Jason gave these to us, it was like a Monday or a Tuesday. I put it on. I went to this little hamburger spot in Santa Monica, you know, ordering. We're outside ordering and this lady's just staring at me and I'm like, oh, my God, what's going on? Like, why is she looking at me?

And she leans in. She's like, is that a goat? And I'm like, oh, yeah. So she's like, wow, that is amazing. So then we were like, we got to wear these when we're all together and just see how long it takes you to notice.

Is that a goat? Oh, my God. You guys are idiots. It's been three weeks of waiting for you. Three weeks of waiting, not been wearing them for three weeks.

I haven't. I've worn them a couple of times, but these guys. If you wore this, because I could see a straight shot into you. He's not even here every day because, you know, Del Tufo is, you know, occasionally shows up for work.

And T.J., I'm at an angle. Your your your laptop and the microphone cover. Yes. It makes it very difficult for me to even see the T-shirt. You wear a different T-shirt every day.

You've introduced me or something. I've gone like this. I can't see that.

I know you can't. I've held the goat up a few times. I'll just bite one more. Like, so what does this indicate that you're goats? Yeah, we're goats. What does it mean? What does it mean?

You're like brothers in jewelry or what are you like? What are you sharing? Like, what is this sharing the message? What is the message?

Rich Eisen and his goats. That Instagram ads work. That's the message. Yeah. No, that's the message. That's what I'm saying.

Like, what is the purpose? Other than that, you guys are idiots. Why is there you sound just like Liz, who doesn't like fun.

Oh yeah, Liz was very anti the goat chain. You guys are idiots. Why? Because we're having fun. Because, you know, we go to work with each other every day. You're saying I'm anti fun.

Is that you? I'm not saying that. But I said you sounded like Liz.

Just now is what I said. Who said that we were idiots. I'm going to go I'm going to go. You really don't remember how much you paid for it or you're just having fun.

I don't want to tell you because I would remember. OK, so give me a Price is Right theme, please. All right. Hey, Jay, round up, please. That's all I'm saying. Round up. No, no, no, no. Because if you say how much it is, I'm going to have to take it off.

No, hold on a minute. I do need to know, because if this was the Price is Right, they would tell me what it consists of. Oh, sure.

Of course. What is what is this consist of? These are these are diamonds. These are CZ's rich gold. Eighteen carat gold plated rubies.

Eighteen carat gold plated. So is the chain is also comes with it. No, the chain separate. We bought our own chain.

You bought your own chains. This is just a pen. It's just a pendant. And it is it is it is gold plated and it is. You guys easy. It's gold plated. It's about let's see.

It's probably about two inches or two by two. I'm going to go chain also came with a chain. That was free. So I'll just go with the pendant. OK, just depend. I will say the actual retail price for each one of these pendants is seventy nine dollars and ninety nine cents. Oh, OK.

I'm going to go seventy nine ninety nine. And what's the actual retail price? The actual retail price is. Is he holding it?

What are you what are you doing over there? Well, I think he's right. Well, the price that Jay is giving me also included what tax and shipping helps. Yeah.

Well, I mean, by themselves, they're ninety nine dollars. All right. So there you go.

I'm close without going over. What do I get? Do I get my own? You want what do you want?

You're absolutely not. Oh, but they have other. Do you want a Jets one? What do you mean? They have like they're affiliated with the league. Do they make that they make official fun guy? To be fair. Are you trying to turn me into that guy who's like Lakers?

The guy who's a guy who's going to be like Jets. Hey, look at me with my cheap ass. I mean, this guy's getting by the way, this guy's getting a cowboy's one. Are you getting a cowboy's one? I mean, I had you getting more. To be fair, I requested a fourth one originally.

Who me? Yeah. Yeah. For rich. Oh, they have a Jets one.

It is awesome, actually. It's got it's got the green CZ's and they got, you know, all the way around in the shape of a football. Hard pass. No, I picture if we got Rich's sauce when he'd wear it, though. Oh, oh, let's test that.

Let's test that. All right, obviously, you got to put Rich's head on this picture. That's drip in so many different ways.

Came through dripping. Here's my question. Do I wear the goat to big slick this weekend? Of course. Why wouldn't you? They will love that.

OK. Yes, they will love that. I just tweeted out a picture of the goat. So I don't take it off.

The Jets one is awesome looking. You're going to we're going to get this for you for your birthday. It's tomorrow. It's tomorrow. It'll arrive tomorrow. Ships immediately. Oh, God. They've got it ready, huh?

They don't have to handcrafted. It's already taken care of to get this thing. So there's so ridiculous. All right. Let's to Alan Dallas. You're here on the rich show. Al, Al, help me out here. Add some sanity. Help you out.

You need the sponsors to help you out now. This is the longest segment ever. Oh, my God.

What's going on? Oh, my God. Happy birthday, Richard.

It's a perfect birthday. Segue would have been a Jets pendant. You know, these guys these guys dropped the ball on that. That was outrageous. Yankees penance is what I will take, sir.

That's what I'm going to take. Hey, look, hey, look, I mean, that's an incredible run going there. But the team across the across the river is not too shabby right now. That's right. You know, so we we're we're we're celebrating, you know, this is the time of year we're celebrating birthdays. We're celebrating summers. We're celebrating a lot of things. You and I together. And for the first time in a long time. Yes. We are celebrating quality baseball played in New York City. Yes, we are, sir.

It's so great. It's about almost it's almost about. I haven't gotten the package yet, so I haven't given the horns. You know, you know, you know, how was these coast guys thinking about being in the bush? It's almost I've gotten the package.

So let's not just don't just do it. Who cares, man? You're not a mush. It's a hundred wins combined.

Almost Yankees at fifty one and the Metropolitan's at forty five. Not amazing. Amazing. It's about.

But I mean, if you didn't realize how good of a man your buckshow Walter was, by the way. Unbelievable. I mean, it's it's why did this happen years ago?

I mean, you know why it didn't happen? Because of the Wilpons, you know, the Wilpons, the Wilpons to me are the Dolan's to you. I'm with you. Thanks for the call. I appreciate it, brother. Thanks.

Thanks, man. There you go. Yeah. The team that concerns me the most is in Yankee Stadium tonight. Astros, Yankees four game set starts tonight. Those are on fire.

Yeah, we couldn't do anything. Yankees have fifty one wins and the Astros have forty three. Man, do you remember that the Astros were struggling? The Angels were on fire. Yes, the Astros have a 10 game lead now, the only team above five hundred in the entire A.L.

West. Look at the look at the Guardians, bro. Oh, I know. Low key hype.

People were kind of hoping they would struggle this year. So the best player nobody talks about, Jose Ramirez, could be available. No, no, no. So there you go. Yankees doing the Red Sox more favors, beating the Rays last night. We'll take it. I mean, we can't get any ground on you, but wild card or bust right now. You are not wrong.

You are not wrong. We're hot. We're eight games over now. Well, the Yankees at fifty one and eighteen. And we'll talk about the old time Yankees of the 90s with none other than Boomer Wells. David Wells.

I am. You know, the last time I saw him, I think was probably spring training. I will go spring training of what was it? He was on the Yankees twice.

We make sure I got this right. I think it had to have been spring training of 98. Really had to have been. He wasn't on the ninety nine Yankees, I think. Right. They got rid of him.

Yeah. Well, long career, played for a lot of teams. He was not in the 90s. He was not to Toronto in ninety nine. So I think that's where I saw him, actually. I think I saw him in Dunedin. At the at the Jays, I think the ESPN sent me there to go interview him when he was there or fresh off the Yankees, and he was just a rock star. He left the Yankees to go to the Blue Jays and talk about a guy who had a lot of success late in his career.

He won double digit games at age thirty three, thirty four, thirty five, thirty six, thirty seven, thirty nine, forty, forty one, forty two. You know, if there's one thing he wasn't doing, though, it's you know, he wasn't taking anything. Any any steroids? Not on the TB 12. Not on any of that.

No, no. I mean, forty two years old. He played a year in Boston, went 15 and seven. He was on the D.W. 40 system, I think. He was on the 40 ounce.

He was on MD 2020. So he's going to join us coming up next. We'll catch up with David Wells. He wants to talk about some golf and the American Century championship. The the terrific celebrity competition of golf that's coming in Tahoe in just a couple of weeks time.

David Wells, when we come back here in the Rich Eisen Show. Does your antiperspirant keep you dry all day? Dove Men PlusCare Dry Spray goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel and offers forty eight hours sweat and odor protection.

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The three time baseball all star, two time World Series champion, 21 years in Major League Baseball. Joining us on the Mercedes Benz Vans phone line is our long time friend from long ago, David Boomer-Wells. How are you doing, David? Rich, I'm doing great, man. I'm finally away from the East Coast, where I just moved back to the West Coast, where it's really nice weather and it's not scalding like Florida.

Holy moly. So you're a SoCal guy, right, David? San Diego, born and bred. But, you know, through the pandemic going on and just crazy prices, taxes, gas especially. You know, my wife's from Tampa, so it's like, what the heck, let's go back.

Let's try it one more time. But I said, we're not going there for the summer. We're coming back out west. Well, welcome back to the West Coast. Welcome back to this coast, David. Welcome back.

Let's jump right into it. The Yankees right now with 51 wins and they are on pace and occasionally ahead of the pace of the 98 Yankees team that you were part of as an 18 game winner, 125 and 50. Any similarities do you see between these two teams, David? Well, I haven't watched much baseball, but I was just in New York last week for a couple of days at the stadium, up in the streets doing some signings and, you know, just the buzz and listening to everybody talk about them.

And then obviously you got to take a peek and see what's going on. And these guys are playing the lights out and, you know, it's kind of cool from, you know, when you played on a team like we did in 98 and having, you know, just a well-rounded team, pitching was solid, you know, you can't help but think that. And records are made to be broken, you know, and as long as these guys, if they're going to do it, they better go all the way like we did. Because I think the year after us, what was it, Seattle won 126 and got knocked out in the first round? Yeah, I mean Seattle has won an insane amount of games. I think it was the 2000, 2001 Mariners that, you know, the Yankees did eventually knock out when they made the World Series that year. So obviously it's a long season.

But when did you know in 98 that you were part of something that was generationally special, David? Well, you know, we started the season out of the shoot, I think, 0-3 or 0-4, something like that. And Joe Torre wasn't very happy. Because with the team that we had, he came in and let us have it.

Literally let us have it. And I think, you know, that just kind of clicked with everybody. And I don't think we lost another series after that start. And guys just gelled. I mean, there was no animosity.

And if there was, it was nipped in the butt. It just, you know, guys were doing their job. And it just became like a fun competition between the pitchers, like Pettit would win, Cohen would win, you know, El Duque.

And we would just, we'd go out there and you just want to follow suit. You didn't want to be the guy that stopped the streak. So we just kind of competed that way and, you know, really didn't think about the record. We didn't think about what was going on. You know, we didn't rely on Jeter. We didn't rely on Tino or anybody like that. Guys just did their jobs. So that's why we were so lethal. Well, I mean, you didn't have to count on just one guy, but he did their job. I mean, you're in that locker room, Cohen's in that locker room, Bernie Williams and Jeter and Pettit and a bunch of guys.

You weren't part of that 90-16 that had already won a World Series. But there were some real lead pipe wielding, you know, professionals and veterans. What did it sound like with Tory airing you out? I mean, what was that like, David? Well, he just snapped. You know, like guys will snap.

I mean, I've snapped plenty of times, as you well know. But, you know, he just, knowing that the team that we had, you know, with the ability that, you know, we're better than what we were in the beginning. I mean, I believe he called Jeter out and Jeter didn't like it. You know, it's just like, hey, you're our captain, you know, step up and do something like that. It just kind of challenged us. And, you know, to me that was kind of cool. And, you know, Joe and I didn't get along, you know, as player-manager relationship. But, you know, I did respect the fact that if he's going to call a meeting, he's going to call guys out, that's what he did. And that's what makes you better. I mean, when you come in there and you're like, wow, you know, he's right.

We got that ability to be very special and, you know, and win. And that's basically what it was. And we gelled from there and, you know, the rest was history.

David Wells here on The Rich Eyes. Yeah, I do remember you and Tory grinding gears. There's a lot of gear grinding between the two of you guys. What was that about? What was that about? It's just, you know, I felt that, you know, we're grown men.

We shouldn't be able, you shouldn't be, you know, monitored, you know, especially me. Because I was, I was that guy. I just, I hated to stay in. I went out quite a bit. I did my thing, you know.

But it worked for me. And, you know, see on page six or, you know, whatever. You know, whatever substitute they'd see me. You know, Wells was at this place. Wells was at that place, you know. The night before the perfect game on that Saturday night live till 5.30 in the morning. You know, with Jimmy Fallon and the guys partying up, not thinking that I had a game the next day. And, you know, stupid stuff like that.

But, you know, it doesn't sit well, doesn't look good. But, you know, I knew what I had to do. And all I was praying for was go deep into the game. And not embarrass yourself, you know, in my condition that I was in. And, you know, I just have, but it, you know, I was just a fluke. That's all it was. But Joe just didn't like it. And I didn't feel, I felt he didn't treat everybody the same.

And that's, that was one thing that was big with me. If you're a manager, you treat everybody the same. You don't favor guys. And that's what I thought Joe did. Hmm. All right, so I'll bite on that.

I thought I had heard this story before. But, so you go to Saturday Night Live and party till 5 in the morning and then pitched a perfect game. Pretty much, I guess, in the same 24 hour period. I mean, it's 5.30 in the morning. That's the day of the game. That was May 17th, right?

That's what you did. One o'clock game, you know. One o'clock game.

Couple hours of sleep. And, you know, I remember going to the ballpark and, and Coney's locker was right next to mine. He goes, wow. I go wide. He goes, you stink. You better go hide. And I'm like, what? He goes, yeah, you better go hide.

Go in the back room. Because, you know, I was just one of those things. I'm like, oh, I didn't realize it.

I just didn't realize. You get caught up in a moment and, you know, you're at your, and I loved Saturday Night Live. It was, it's the greatest show ever.

And, and just to do something like that was stupid, Rich. I mean, it was just one of those things that I just got caught up in and, and did the stupidest thing. But, you know, it's, it's a memorable one, I guess. Who was, who was, who was, who was, who was, so did you see the show? Like you went and you saw the show and every, and everything the night before? I went, I went and saw the show. I don't think I could tell you who, who even hosted it, to be honest with you. I just, you know, it's one of those things I, if I, if I didn't drink that night, I probably would have remembered.

But I didn't remember. And all I know is it was like 5.30 in the morning and, and Jimmy Fallon and I were like, who's leaving first? And then I got in the car and I got home and passed out. And my son woke me up in the morning a couple hours later and I was just like, dang, this, this, this is not good. And then Jimmy wakes up at one, he's like at 1.32 o'clock in the morning, or in the afternoon, he turns the TV on on that. He thought it was a rerun. He started calling some of the guys on the, you know, on the show and he's like, you're not going to believe this, but Wells is out there pitching and they're like, no, it's a rerun. And it wasn't, it was live. So that was, that was kind of hilarious.

And then at the end of the day, you had the most memorable start of your career. I mean, how about that? Wine Squirrel finds a nut once in a while. It's a hell of a nut.

It's a hell of a nut. And it also helped in terms of it made me, I remember, you know, watching this, I was on Sports Center and, you know, and, and covering this sort of thing, but also being a diehard Yankee fan at the same time. I just remember that, that made me feel like, okay, this season could be the special one. This is it.

No, you're right. I mean, it just, it just added to, you know, what, what that team was all about and how, how we gelled. I mean, guys did their job and that, that was so cool. I mean, I've been on a lot of good teams, you know, 92 World Series, you know, we, we played, we had a really great team, but you know, we just didn't, we didn't click like we did in New York. But we had, I mean, we had Studge, Dave Wentzfeld, you know, Roberto Alomar, Candy, but I mean, Candy Model, Model was a backup guy and he did his job. I mean, it was just, you know, Joe Carter. We just, we just had guys that, that did the job and the pitching was great. You know, Jack, Jack Morris was awesome. And then we got Coney and Coney from Kansas City and he just, and he could hit. So he saved us a lot.

So it was kind of those things that you had, but I just felt 98 gelled better than 92. By the way, Buck Henry hosted and Semisonic was the musical guest the night before your, your perfect game, David. Yeah, that's some great, that's good statisticians back there. You know what? I've got a crack staff.

I have a crack staff. David Wells here on The Rich Eisen Show. Shohei Ohtani had two home runs and eight RBIs in one game and then the next night he has a 13 strikeout two hit performance. It's insane what he's doing. I'm wondering what you, David Wells, as a 21 year vet, would think about what he's up to right now.

I think it's awesome. I mean, you look back in the days when, like, when I was growing up and, you know, the Padres, they had Tim Waller. Tim Waller was a great, he was a good pitcher, but he can hit too. You know, he'd pinch hit and do that kind of stuff. And, you know, I guess, I guess Tim Waller was the modern day Ohtani, but, you know, Ohtani, this dude is, it's pretty awesome to see, you know, what this guy can do, you know, on both ends. I'd be, you know, a two-way player. It's like Bo Jackson, football and baseball, but this guy's shortstop and pitching.

And he's just, he's just having some fun. I guess he's toying with everybody with the ability, but, you know, not everybody can do what he does. And, you know, and I don't know if guys, if it's going to, if it's going to start a trend, but, you know, pitchers can hit some. I couldn't. I stunk at it, but, you know, I didn't like it.

I hated to hit, hurt my hands, like, cause I always got jammed. So I was just going to get the first pitch and go that. But to see this guy, what he's doing on the mound and, you know, what the bat is, it's pretty awesome. I looked it up, David. David, you had two extra base hits in your career, too. You did. You had a double in 2003 and a double in 2007.

So congratulations on that. You had those two doubles. And one of them was probably one of the top three greatest pitchers ever was Greg Maddux. You doubled off of Greg Maddux?

Are you serious? I'm not sure. I think I went two for three off of him in 2000. I think it was seven when he was with the Padres.

I was the Dodgers. Yeah. Yeah. Uh huh.

Yeah. So then I got a hit off of him in Atlanta. I think it was in, it was one of the playoffs. And when I was with Cincinnati in 95, I got a, I got a hit off of him there.

A double off of Zambrano, I think it was, in Chicago. Okay. Almost a home run. Look at you, man. Did you keep the ball? Probably not.

They didn't flip it out? I kept everything. I got a massive collection. I got to get rid of some of that stuff. I got so much.

Oh my gosh. A couple more minutes left here with David Wells. Okay, so you've got the American Century Championship. That is the annual big time charity and also celebrity event that's going down at Edgewood Tahoe.

It'll be on Golf Channel Friday, July 8th, and then NBC on the weekend of July 9th as well and 10th. What's your game looking like? What's your game looking like, David? My game needs some help right now because I just played in the BMW Corn Fairy in South Carolina a couple weeks ago. And I won it last year, which was great because Ozzie Smith and I were battling for first place in low handicap.

And I was lucky enough on the last fall, you know, it was part three, number nine at Thornbladen. I hit a hole in one to win it. And not only that, I won the car. So I was even more. So you aced to win not just the car and the hole, but for the whole shooting match?

Are you serious? What was it? The hole for the low handicap. So it was pretty awesome. And then this year I didn't even make the cut.

I snuck it up over there. But you know, you got to get your A game ready for Tahoe because Tahoe is, you know, I think this is like my 18th year playing there. And I'll tell you what, I played a lot of vets and this one is special. It's a lot of fun. They do a great job. Jonathan Thomas, you know, the CEO of American Century, he's, you know, he's just been a wonderful host. And, you know, and he rolls out, he's like a Steinbrenner.

He rolls out the carpet for all the celebrities and makes things happen. And, you know, and NBC does their thing. They do a great job. You know, Mike Millport, you know, runs out with Gary Quinn and, you know, these guys go in there and they make sure that everybody's on their top behavior and have fun.

And they don't tolerate, you know, all the do-do. So I'm always on my best behavior up there. So it's a good thing. Well, maybe NBC could get Fallon there and you can just stay out all night the night before and just shoot like a 63 the next day, David. You know what I'm saying? You know, sometimes I think that, but I've tried it in golf on a hangover and you look down, you start spinning.

You're like, no, I don't think I'm going to look down very much. The game is where that ball doesn't move. So it's kind of baffles you sometimes how bad your game goes south. But, you know, but it's just it's fun watching a lot of these athletes play. Mark Mulder is unbelievable, unbelievable golfer. Well, Smoltz is the guy, right? Isn't it Smoltz? Isn't he the one, too? Smoltz is the one we're looking out for, right?

He's always good enough not to win. Smoltz is him, but he brings his game in and, you know, he's a competitor. And he, I think, what was it, last year he was in a playoff with Benny Del Negro and he tried to make a miraculous shot. And he messed it up and Del Negro won. And it was funny because Greg Olsen, it was his catcher as well as his caddie when he was with the Braves. And he come in, you should have seen the look on his face. He was so pissed.

It was, to me, it was comical. Because, but that's just John Smoltz. He's a competitor. He's going to try to find an edge and it didn't work for him. But anyways, it was great for Benny.

Great guy. But that's just the thing. Guys up there, you never know who's going to win. Because the competition is so great. It is so much fun. It's a beautiful course and the fans are great. And, you know, Sean Payton's hitting it off a deck. And I don't just mean, you know, a driver without a tee. I mean, like, literally off a deck of a boat that he flipped his tee shot on on that famed par 3. It's just, it's a blast.

It's a total blast. Oh yeah, that par 3 can get you in trouble too. So you've got to be careful. Make sure your wife's not walking with you.

Are you talking about spec? If you walk down the right side, you're in a little bit of trouble. You've got to keep your vision on the catcher's mitt, David. You know what I'm saying? You've just got to look straight at home.

Just straight home. You have to. And I remember years ago, I was golfing with Dan Quayle. And so then a bunch of girls, I mean, in bikinis, just good looking girls, and they're like, Dan, can we get a picture? And he didn't know what to do. I'm like, Dan, go over there, man.

Go get your picture with these girls. It'd be great for press. And so he got the courage. He did it. And I said, all right. And he went over there.

I said, all right, girls, show your boobs. And he ran like hell. He got out of there so quick. And he just looked at me and goes, you're not right.

You are not right. Oh, yeah. And then that was the end of his political career, oddly enough.

At the same time. That's strange, David. That's strange. Oh, that's great.

Yeah, I could ruin anybody's political career. David Wells, you are one of a kind, sir. Let's do this more often.

Hit him straight in Tahoe next month. And let's keep chatting. It's been too long.

I would love it. Thanks, Rich. I appreciate it, buddy. It has been too long, David Wells. It might have been like Tampa at a spring training in the late 90s last time I saw you. So I greatly appreciate the time here.

Let's do it more than once every 20 some odd years. You let me know. I'm there for you. At Boomer Wells, 33 on Twitter right here on The Rich Eisen Show. One and only David Wells, first and potentially last Dan Quayle story in the history of The Rich Eisen Show. Does this affect our Dan Quayle booking?

I assume so. OK, we will take a break. When we come back, the the the NFC West, right? The NFC West, top players in the history of the NFC West. The goats, if you will.

Now you get why we did the goat, Rich. No, I don't. I still don't.

Mystified as that, just as much as the guy is constantly behind me here on screen doing some work behind this set here. OK, we're back with more in a moment. 844204 Rich, number to dial here on The Rich Eisen Show. OK, are we halfway through? This is your fifth NFL division, correct? One, two, three, four, five, six. These are six? Yeah, we're almost done.

We got two left. Really? Yes, sir. So each and every day we are turning the show floor over to you.

Thank you for that. TJ Jefferson, where you provide us some food for thought and some conversation. The greatest player in the history of every team in the NFL division by division. You have the NFC West today.

The West? Rams, Seahawks, Cardinals, 49ers. Yes, sir. OK, you have the floor.

Go for it. Well, like continuing what we've been doing here, we're going to break down the NFC West and give you each team's GOAT. For Arizona, I went with Larry Fitzgerald.

That's a good one. For the Rams, I went with Deacon Jones. For the 49ers, I went with Jerry Rice.

And for the Seattle Seahawks, I went with Steve Largent. Really wide receiver heavy. Very!

I didn't even realize that until just now looking at it. But yeah, very wide receiver heavy in the NFC West. Just want to get you guys' thoughts. All right. I don't really have much of an argument here.

I don't really need to argue about the 11 M's. I mean, you go with one of the fearsome foursome up front, right? With the Rams. I mean, you could, for the Rams, you could go with our guy 2-8, right?

You could go with 2-8. In the initial list, Marshall was my pick. And then I... Who were the other Rams? We had Marshall. We have Jack Youngblood. We have Deacon Jones. Just as a Little House on the Prairie fan, I threw Merlin Olsen's name in there. Kurt Warner, of course. Marshall Faulk again.

You know, some great, great Orlando pace. Just some great Rams in there. But Deacon Jones just seemed to be the personification of toughness and the leader of those Rams defenses. You know, the head slap was so prominent by him. Could you imagine that one of his pass rush moves was to place an illegal hand to the helmet? Like, could you imagine what that would mean right now if you saw somebody head slap somebody just to try and swim move their way and discard an offensive lineman? He told me once that that became so prominent that offensive linemen would make sure that the screws on their helmet protruded. That they would take the screws and would put it out the other way.

So when his hand would hit it, the screw would go right into the palm of his hand. And Deacon Jones told you this? Yes, sir. Wow.

Did you give any thought to Aaron Donald? Of course. Of course. But I mean... That's too soon. Too soon. Of course there was a thought. I'm not saying he's not in the running.

No, I know. And has the opportunity to be hands down the greatest Ram of all time. The goat is the goat for the reason. I mean, he's Jerry Rice. I mean, obviously you're going to get a lot of people saying Joe Montana. Dude, obviously.

Clearly. We can just stop it. Honestly, we have to stop that conversation. I mean, there's a conversation of the greatest player of all time in the history of the NFL. And it comes down to Jerry Rice and Jim Brown. Brady finally crashed that party just a couple of years ago. But when I first started NFL Network, damn near 20 years ago, it was Jerry Rice or Jim Brown.

That was the conversation. And that was always going to be the conversation until Brady crashed that party. Seattle, Steve Largent is an outstanding choice. I love that choice. Well, he's a Hall of Famer.

And can you... I mean, Russ only won one. Bobby Wagner, can you put him in that mix too? I mean, you want to get, like I said, showing love to the O-line. You have Steve Hutchinson and Walter Jones.

That's correct. Marshawn, I think he might be the most popular Jim Zorn. Jim Zorn used to run. He and Dave Craig, I think, are the all time leaders in scramble yards behind the line of scrimmage.

So he used to run for his life, Jim Zorn. Another favorite of mine was Cortez Kennedy back in the day. And who else did you throw out there for the Cardinals? I mean, the Cardinals, I mean, let's see, I had Larry, I had Kurt Warner in there, but a very small sample size for Larry Fitzgerald, along with Brady. And I think at the time, Vinatieri.

I'm trying to think. There were only a small handful of active players on the NFL 100 all time team list. And he was one of Gronk was another one.

And he made that list, and I know there were some eyebrows raised, because if you're leaving other wide receivers off, but Larry Fitzgerald is on the NFL 100 all time team, which I think puts him into position for you at the Cardinals here. And also, you know, Cardinals had great players. And I guess Williams, just out of pure respect and love, Pat Tillman. You know, I named my fantasy football league after Pat Tillman, after he passed away.

I mean, you want to go old school Dan Dierdorf, I mean, Roger Worley is in the Hall of Fame. Larry Sanders, you know, great fullback, Adrian Wilson. But you're not going to name those guys as the greatest in the history of the franchise. Not over Larry Fitzgerald, like a guy.

I mean, obviously, we only need to discuss his qualifications. Larry Fitzgerald, one of the greatest of all time. I think it's a good list. Thank you. Great list. No complaints. Thank you.

This has been a lot of fun. There ought to be a lot of Seahawks fans that think that their run, their Pete Carroll run, their Legion of Boom, Bobby Wagner, Russell Wilson run. Of what, three years? No, it was more than that. It was more than that. It was a significant run. It was at least half a decade, Chris. I mean, Malcolm Butler kind of put an end to it in a way, right?

I mean, it led up to, put an end to their Super Bowl winning. But I don't know, I think the Seahawks fans will be like, you have to include somebody from the year in which they won a Super Bowl, right? But would you put Russ on that list? Obviously, like the short list, you have to, right?

You have to, right? But I think Largen- I wonder if you asked that question of a Seahawks fan since the Kingdome days, what they would say, and they might say Largen. I think Pro Football Reference has Russ number one ahead of Steve Largen.

All right, Seahawks fans, 844204 rich number to dial. If you're watching later on our YouTube stream, the comments section is yours. TJ Jefferson will absolutely see it. No doubt.

Why wouldn't I? Okay. Let's see what the people have to say.

Good stuff. Leonard Fournette playoff Lenny, Lombardi Lenny. Lombardi Lenny. What's your ass doing in New England, Lenny? That's a tweet, apparently, a text that Tom Brady sent Leonard Fournette when he still went on his free agency tour up in New England.

And now he's back with Brady in Tampa. Always a great chat with Leonard Fournette. That's coming up.

What's more likely? Coming up an hour number three as well. 844204 rich number to dial here on the Rich Eisen Show that is now two hours in the books. One more high quality, entertaining news and information hour coming up next. I'm throwing this poll up right now.

What are you throwing out? Greatest player in Seahawks history. Russ, Steve Largent, Bobby Wagner, Walter Jones. Okay. I think that about covers it, right? That's the top four rated on pro football reference. What is their...

They do something called AV. So then what do they have for the Rams? Hold on. Okay.

You looked that up. By the way, Rams is Merlin Olsen, Jack Youngblood, Aaron Donald and Jackie Slater. I forgot Jackie Slater. I named the other guys. There you go. Respect to Jackie Slater. Completely forgot. I don't think you can go wrong naming Deacon Jones on that list, though.

I don't think you can go wrong. I don't think so. He's eighth on that list behind Orlando Pace, Tom Mac and Isaac Bruce. Merlin Olsen, I'll tell this story again if I already have it. I think I have. You guys have probably heard it, right? My Merlin Olsen story?

I don't think I have. So yeah, when we first started NFL Network, the first thing we did was go to the Pro Football Hall of Fame before we launched. And I recorded a bunch of roundtable interviews, even though there was no table and there's nothing round.

It was just me sitting on a director's chair and then other director's chairs next to me inside the bus room. And we didn't air those interviews till the next year, which we needed to run instead of NFL Total Access because everybody who did to NFL Total Access boarded a flight to go to Canton. So we needed the content to fill the hole of what normally would have been NFL Total Access that night.

And so the interview I had was, it was with me. It was supposed to be the hardest hitters in the history of the game. Me, Ronnie Lott and Lawrence Taylor. And Lawrence Taylor didn't show.

He no showed. And it was Ronnie Lott and it was Merlin Olsen. And I asked those guys the hardest hit they ever delivered to anyone on the field. Merlin Olsen said, Jim Brown, I hit him so hard one time. He goes, he came to the Coliseum and that's all we talked about all week is we are not going to let him beat us. We're going to put his, you know what, on the ground.

Father Murphy did not say ass. And so Merlin Olsen said that he had a clear shot of Jim Brown, which is so rare. Jim Brown coming around the end, a clear shot at him, and he just walloped him. He hit him so hard that he said that he had visions of seeing Jim's eyes rolling in the back of his head when he got up.

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