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David Wells blasts MLB for moving ASG: 'I don't watch baseball anymore'

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Former pitcher David Wells recently blasted Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred for moving the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta.

"I've had a lot of dealings with Rob Manfred back in my playing days, and I never liked the guy. I thought he was a bit odd. He never understood anything," Wells said on "The Brian Kilmeade Show."

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

MLB announced April 2 the All-Star Game and amateur draft won't take place in Atlanta. The decision came in response to the passing of a new voting law in Georgia that critics argue will suppress Black and other minority voter turnout.

Wells said the decision to relocate the All-Star Game to Colorado left him angry and that he will no longer watch the sport he played professionally for more than two decades because of it.

"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 to not want to go to a baseball game or even watch it, it kills me, because I don't put up with that kind of crap and I don't condone it."

Wells played 21 seasons in the majors with nine different teams. In 1998, he pitched the 15th perfect game in baseball history.

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