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Found June 13, 2013 on The Outside Corner:

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The All-Star Game is about a month away, and will be held at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. As of Sunday, the only Mets' position player that had a reasonable chance of starting the game was third baseman David Wright. Wright was 200,000 votes behind Pablo Sandoval of the Giants as of the last voting update on Sunday, but will likely end up starting due to Sandoval's foot injury.

Anyway, the Mets would really love to see Wright earn his starting job...so much so that they reached out to Cougar Life in an attempt to get votes for Wright, according to Deadspin and verified by Mike Puma of the New York Post.

You probably have seen the Cougar Life commercials during a variety of sporting events, but the Mets going to them trying to get more votes for Wright is bizarre, and that's the nicest thing I can say about the situation. It just reeks of desperation, but hey, they're the Mets. What do you expect?

Puma then followed up his initial tweet by saying that Mets decided to pass on the partnership after management got wind of the situation.

"Last year there was a big swing of votes at the end that cost David the starting job. We decided to do everything to make sure that doesn't happen again this year. We ultimately elected to pass. We thank whoever leaked this to Deadspin for increasing awareness of #VOTEWRIGHTNOW at mets.com."

4 Comments:
  • An article about cougars authored by Mike Puma ? Sounds a little fishy to me.
  • Cougar Life voted David as their number 1 baseball cub (something like that) so not surprised the Mets went to the site for help.
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