The fallout from Major League Baseball’s decision to yank the 2021 All-Star game out of Atlanta continues to spread.
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred may have made a terrible mistake.
And one star pitcher told Fox News about his jaw-dropping plan to boycott baseball.
David Wells won 239 games over a 21-year career that was highlighted by Wells throwing a perfect game in 1999, and winning two World Series including being the ace on the 1998 champion New York Yankees that posted a historic 125-50 record in the regular season and playoffs.
But David “Boomer” Wells is done with baseball, and is answering Donald Trump’s call to boycott baseball over the league moving the All-Star game to Denver in protest of Georgia’s new election integrity law.
“I don’t watch baseball anymore, Brian,” Wells told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. “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 added that he was sick and tired of all the politics and protests in sports, saying that kneeling for the national anthem disrespected the military, adding that he threw out all Nike gear when Nike supported Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American protest.
“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 added. “I grew up in San Diego, a military town, so to me, Nike — I took everything I had Nike, threw it in the trash. I got rid of it all. I don’t want it, I don’t condone these types of things . . . If I was playing right now, Brian, I would not wear that Nike. 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.”
Baseball infuriated large segments of its fan base by threatening the integrity of elections to act like a Democrat Party Super PAC.
David Wells was not the first fan to promise to boycott baseball.
But he was definitely the most high profile.
Sports with Ball will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.