Acid Flashback Friday: David Wells Sports Some 1992 Fashions

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Other times, all you need is three words: WTF.

For this week’s Acid Flashback Friday, we take a look back at David Wells displaying the epitome of baseball player fashion at 1992 Blue Jays Spring Training.

Let’s check out the ensemble from top to bottom: first of all, he’s wearing a Philadelphia Eagles cap at Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training camp.


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I imagine “street clothes” for Major League baseball players were much more relaxed than it is today. Can you even imagine a Blue Jays player today donning a sports logo other than the Blue Jays?

Next is a Pepsi T-Shirt featuring Ray Charles that says “You got the Right One, Baby … Uh Huh”.

Apparently it was Pepsi’s slogan at the time and Ray Charles was the unofficial spokesperson. Just in case you think that may be your eyes deceiving you, that’s right – a technicolour T-Shirt with Ray Charles on it. If that’s not irony, I don’t know what is.

David Wells follows that number with some psychedelic shorts made of what appears to be the remnants of a Magic Eye book.

Lastly, he caps it all off with some sneakers which may or may not be Lynxes. I myself had a pair of Lynx sneakers back in the day, and fortunately only the kids who wore them even know what Lynx shoes are.

I always love looking back on pictures like this of David Wells because it really makes me wonder how he went from the svelte version of his 1992 self, to the photo below.

Damn you, donuts!

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

3 thoughts on “Acid Flashback Friday: David Wells Sports Some 1992 Fashions

  • September 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm
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    One year at spring training, can't remember the year, he was told to lose 10 lbs before the start of the season. So be gained 10 in that time span. Interesting guy he was.

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  • September 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm
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    Mattt, I definitely wouldn't put it past boomer. He was quite the character. One of these Friday's, I'll do a much more in depth Acid Flashback Friday on David Wells.

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  • August 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm
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    Boomer was awesome. Read his autobiography, it's a fascinating story.

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