Some Background On John Wetteland

Posted: 12th November 2009 by Arne Christensen in MLB
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Some months ago, I found some old news articles on John Wetteland's playing days and assembled them into a post on his personality during his teens, as well as his time with the Dodgers and Yankees, in 1989 and 1990, then again in 1995. Today's news about him points to a need for fans to understand something about his past and how it likely relates to his hospitalization in Texas. In 1995, a New York Times profile of him explained that he'd been born in San Mateo, California in 1966, and father Ed Wetteland had pitched in the minors for the Chicago Cubs, then became a San Francisco musician. Along with obviously following in his father's footsteps as a pitcher, Wetteland's a devoted guitar player. Ed and Wetteland's mother divorced when Wetteland was 16. Wetteland told the Times: "I guess ...

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