Ex-Yankee David Wells Boycotts MLB Over ASG Debacle

Former Yankees pitcher David Wells made a name for himself in baseball. But now he’s done with the MLB, he says, citing the league’s decision to pull the All-Star Game out of Atlanta.

“I’ve had a lot of dealings with (MLB commissioner) Rob Manfred back in my playing days, and I never liked the guy,” Wells said on Fox News Radio’s “The Brian Kilmeade Show”. “To me, how do you change the games, the dynamics, and hurt a city like Atlanta that really needs some income in that situation? I mean, Atlanta’s a great place to play baseball.”

Wells, 57, was a three-time All-Star himself (1995, 1998, 2000). But he said he no longer watches baseball. The reason? You guessed it. Because baseball is moving its All-Star Game as sort of a protest for Georgia tightening restrictions on absentee voting.

“I don’t watch baseball anymore, Brian,” Wells said. “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.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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    • I’m a die hard yankee fan and I fucking love Curt Schilling. Yankee killer of Yankee Killers. 04 & 01. Schilling podcast with Carrabis is incredible. He goes on Andrew Miller too in fact I wouldn’t be surprised if he went on recently because of this bull shit. Wells & Schilling ironically hate each other but they’re like the same dude outside of baseball. Respect the competitive mutual hatred they have for eachother. Fucking players in 2021 are all friendly and bff’s. Cucks.

  1. Agree with Wells. MLB tried to harm the entire city of Atlanta over a difference in political opinion. Memo to all sports leagues: Fans don’t care about your politics, fans don’t want to hear about your political opinions, and a sports league doesn’t need to HAVE a political opinion to begin with. You’re only valued for your entertainment, not your political opinions.

  2. Manfred is a clown. He thought he was acting all high and mighty getting his woke points but obviously didn’t think this through, or actually read the bill for that matter. Why these imbeciles think alienating 50-75% of you fan base is good for business shows just how ridiculous this has gotten. At least we still got golf to watch. They haven’t screwed that up yet.

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