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    Vernon Wells Heckles Fan

    Kudos Vernon.

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    Blue Jays outfielder Vernon Wells knows how to work a crowd. He also could teach comedian Michael Richards a thing or two about how to handle hecklers.

    During the Blue Jays' game in Cleveland on Wednesday, a group of fans in the bleachers were giving it to Wells throughout the game.

    "It was the usual stuff," Wells said yesterday. "Stuff like 'You suck' or 'You like men'.

    "One guy was also yelling at me to give him a ball. He said that Torii Hunter (of the Twins) had given him a ball."

    So Wells decided to do something. Between innings he got a new ball and wrote a message to the fan, then when he went back on the field the next inning he tossed it to him.

    The message?

    "Here's your ball, now please tell me what gas station you work at so I can come and yell at you when you're working. Please sit down, shut up and enjoy the game. From your favorite centre fielder, Vernon Wells."

    It turned the tide.
    "They all loved it," Wells said. "It's something that I've done before, maybe a handful of times. It gets them on your side."


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    Re: Vernon Wells Heckles Fan

    that's good stuff

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    Re: Vernon Wells Heckles Fan

    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Vernon Wells Heckles Fan

    I was going to deduct points for using the Frenchy spelling of "centre", but the attached images show he used the correct American spelling.
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    Re: Vernon Wells Heckles Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    I was going to deduct points for using the Frenchy spelling of "centre", but the attached images show he used the correct American spelling.
    Frenchy? That's how they spell it in Britain and Canada.

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    Re: Vernon Wells Heckles Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    I was going to deduct points for using the Frenchy spelling of "centre", but the attached images show he used the correct American spelling.
    The quoted article comes from the Toronto Sun hence the spelling.

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    Re: Vernon Wells Heckles Fan

    What's funnier is that he addressed the ball: "Dear Mr. Dork"

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    Re: Vernon Wells Heckles Fan

    I saw that article earlier and forwarded it to some of my friends. Great stuff!

    I was at a game, in Cleveland, a few years ago with outfield seats. Two guys were heckling Jaque Jones (with Minn. at the time), it got pretty annoying. Especially with little kids around. Jones just kept giving them thumbs up and playing along by shaking his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsmith421 View Post
    Frenchy? That's how they spell it in Britain and Canada.
    They's full a them Frenchies, too!
    "I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful

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    Re: Vernon Wells Heckles Fan

    The Jays home park is the Rogers Centre.
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