Last summer when I was in Des Moines with some friends we drove down to the stadium to see Shooter's camper outside Sec Taylor Stadium when he was with AAA Iowa before being sent off to San Diego. Unfortunately no one was home. We were hoping to catch him and sit and have a few beers.
So my only drinking with a ballplayer story remains to be the time in Chicago when my buddies and I drank with Keith Johns at a bar outside Wrigley. Only the insane baseball geeks would know who he is. He played a total of two games in 1998 with the BoSox. You can look him up on http://www.baseball-reference.com
or some other site. Not a lot of time in the show except for the cup of coffee in Boston but it was interesting nonetheless to hear stories from a journeyman minor leaguer. Plus we had Schlitz in a bottle, which is a hard find!
I realize the prior two paragraphs have nothing to do with Wells, but what the heck. Happy New Year!