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David Wells calls out Roger Clemens

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ESPN:  Wells doesn't agree with Clemens not traveling

"I don't think I would ever do it because of the fact I personally think it would disrespect the team and your teammates," Wells said, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "You look at the other players. How are they going to respect you? What are they going to think if you're not there pulling for the team?"

Future Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux agreed with Wells, his San Diego Padres teammate.

"I can't imagine doing that," Maddux said, according to the Sun-Sentinel. "I like the game. I like the atmosphere. I appreciate what it has to offer. I want to play the whole year."

You tell him Boomer!  Though to be honest, Wells has been threatening to retire for awhile also but keeps coming back when the money is right.  At least he takes care of business in the off season and shows up "in shape" for Spring Training.  At that point he's a member of the team and seems to genuinely care about his teammates. Clemens is just a pure mercenary who only loves money and Andy Pettitte.

Maddux really just seems to love the game and will pitch as long as he is able can compete.  

Wells told the Sun-Sentinel, "That's not the Yankee way. The Yankees have changed."

Actually it kind of is the Yankee way, but it sure doesn't make a good team.  There must be zero team chemistry in the Yankee clubhouse.

The more he thought about it, Wells warmed up to the idea of going for those rings as a part-time player.

"Roger might set the tone for the 40-and-above guys," Wells said, according to the Sun-Sentinel. "Hey, I might do it. He's a smart businessman."

Wait what?  Here I was admiring Wells for speaking up against Clemens and now he's considering it for himself.