Former Yankee David Wells on Thursday impacted Major League Baseball’s choice to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta, in protest of Georgia’s new GOP-led political decision change bill.
The double cross World Series champion pitcher revealed to Fox News Radio’s “The Brian Kilmeade Show” that the move by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s has made him quit watching games.
“I’ve had a lot of dealings with Rob Manfred back in my playing days, and I never liked the guy,” Wells said during the meeting.
“To me, how do you change the games, the dynamics, and hurt a city like Atlanta that really needs some income in that situation?” the left-handed hurler said on the show. “I mean, Atlanta’s a great place to play baseball.”
The controversial March measure fixed limitations on truant democratic and permits the state to assume responsibility for nearby local election systems.
The bill was seen by Democrats as a transition to suppress minority votes in Georgia after the verifiably red state became blue for 2020’s federal challenges. Conservatives guarantee the changes improve election trustworthiness.
MLB and the Players Association moved the 2021 Midsummer Classic out of the state after critics called on companies who do business in Georgia to protest the law.
Wells said that choice has persuaded him to tap out on America’s interest.
“I don’t watch baseball anymore, Brian,” he said on the radio show. “I refuse to watch it because of this. I don’t want no part of it, and this was my life … For me not to want to go to a baseball game or even watch, it kills me, because I don’t put up with that kind of crap, and I don’t condone it.”
Wells, who once threw an ideal game for the Bombers while “half-drunk,” revealed to Kilmeade he would arrange his very own dissent in the event that he actually played.
“If I was playing right now, Brian, I would not wear that Nike,” Wells said, over the apparel company’s deal with national anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick.
“I would rip it off. I would cut a hole in my jersey, and not have Nike on anything, and if I got suspended, so be it.”
“It’s [Kneeling for the national anthem is] disrespecting our flag, it’s disrespecting our military guys, and I don’t stand for it,” Wells reportedly said.