Former Yankee David Wells on Thursday blasted Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta, in protest of Georgia’s new GOP-led election reform bill.
The two-time World Series champion pitcher told Fox News Radio’s “The Brian Kilmeade Show” that the move by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s has caused him to stop 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 interview.
“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 tightened restrictions on absentee voting and allows the state to take control of local election systems.
The bill was seen by Democrats as a move to suppress minority votes in Georgia after the historically