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Ex-Yankee David Wells boycotts MLB over All-Star Game move from Georgia

"I don’t watch baseball anymore," Wells said after the MLB decision to move the All-Star Game.

Updated: April 9, 2021 - 2:34pm

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Ex-New York Yankee pitching star David Wells says he'll boycott Major League Baseball over its decision to move the All-Star Game from Georgia after state lawmakers passed election-reform laws. 

MLB announced last week that it was moving the game from Atlanta to Boulder, Colo., after Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp signed the law, which in part requires requires voters to present photo ID for absentee ballots. Critics of the measure says it make voting more difficult to minorities.

"I don’t watch baseball anymore, Brian,” Wells said Thursday on the Brian Kilmeade Show on Fox News radio, according to The New York Post. “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 pitcher from the Yankees from 1997 to1998, then from 2002 to 2003.

"To me, how do you change the games, the dynamics, and hurt a city like Atlanta that really needs some income in that situation?" Wells asked.

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