Mets seek help from an unlikely source to get Wright to the All Star Game

Published On June 14, 2013 | By Tyler Scionti

Mets captain and third baseman David Wright has had a good enough year (.288/.379/.482 with nine home runs), but while he may be playing close to top form it’s not quite enough to land a sure spot on the starting roster for the All Star game.  His challenger is Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval who is having a very similar statistical year, but it looks like the fan base behind “Kung Fu Panda” is greater than that behind “Captain America.”

The Mets haven’t lost hope though, Wright is their biggest star and recently was named captain as they showed their devotion to their hardworking fan favorite. To further celebrate Wright’s career they have reached out to a very unlikely source to get votes to transverse the 100,000-vote deficit: a dating site.

That’s right, the Mets have approached “Cougar Life” in an attempt to get some help for David Wright to ensure that he will make the starting roster for the 2013 All Star game. For one the idea of asking any organization to help get your team’s star votes is unorthodox, but to go to a dating site, let alone one named “Cougar Life,” is a bit odd to put it nicely.

Apparently it is a “natural” choice to choose this particular site as Wright was recently named the “hottest cub” in the MLB, and so the Mets figured why not extend a hand for help considering there is already somewhat of a loose connection between the two.

The email request was leaked to the media as was the exchange between the two, although the names have been taken out at the request of the tipster. Here is the initial email from the Mets, although the sender remains unknown.

“Good morning-

We are trying to help push David Wright into the starting line-up for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field (his home stadium). He currently trails in the voting by 100,000 votes, even though he won win your vote as “MLB’s Hottest Cub”. We were wondering if you would be able to blog/post a story asking your users (who apparently admire David and would love seeing him play in the All-Star Game) to go to the below link to vote David and #VoteWrightNow as he needs their help. Voting online ends July 3rd and updates come out once a week, so the more support/posts about David the better. We would be able to share weekly updates if you would like to help push “your cub” into the game and ask your members to #VoteWrightNow @…

Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to give me a call if you would like to discuss over the phone.

Thanks for all your help.”

Wright is a decent player, and it is a kind gesture by the Mets to go to such, ahem, extreme lengths to get him on the All Star team. It certainly would be something to see Wright take the field at his home field in New York; if it works out this certainly will be one for the books, if not then it will be one of those obscure stories that makes it’s way to the trivia of baseball history.

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Hi I'm Tyler Scionti, I'm a member of the class of 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross where I study English and Economics. At school I cover a variety of sports while also writing a beat column on the Boston Red Sox.