Cubs Randy Wells Compares Himself to “Major League’s” Ricky Vaughn

Charlie Sheen as Ricky Vaughn in "Major League"

Ah the hubris of comparing oneself to one of the greatest movie characters of all time, from “Major League,” one of the greatest movies of all time. However, that’s exactly what Chicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells did.

Here’s the quote in the Chicago Tribune

“Last year I got caught up in a lot of stuff,” Wells said Wednesday at a Cubs Caravan luncheon at Harry Caray‘s restaurant. “I maybe got too big for my britches.”

Wells likened his season to that of fictional pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the sequel of “Major League.” After a successful season in the original film, Wells said Vaughn’s character “turned into a businessman/pretty boy” in “Major League 2.”

Wells went 8-14 with a 4.26 earned-run average, after a strong rookie season in which he won 12 games with a 3.05 ERA. After opening the 2010 season by starting the third game in Atlanta, he’ll now be competing with five or six pitchers for two vacancies in the rotation

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