“Yo, dude? What’s up with that? Come on — El Toro’s born and bred in NYC!”
That was one Pirates’ fan’s reaction when learning that David Wright had snubbed Pedro Alvarez for the home run derby on Sunday. Alvarez is second in the National League in homers and fifth in MLB. Last night, when he walloped his 23rd home run, this was how Pirates broadcaster Greg Brown called it, ”Take that, David Wright, says Pedro Alvarez.”
Alvarez can take comfort in manager Bruce Bochy picking him as a reserve and earning his first All-star appearance at the age of 26. But his snub is not only drawing the ire of the Pittsburgh Pirates alone, but many players from other teams as well, including Tampa Bays’ David Price.
No Pedro Alvarez for #hrderby?? And he's from NY…Harper is unreal but with 12?! Really?? I love Bryce but Pedro deserves it!! #whatajoke
— David Price (@DAVIDprice14) July 9, 2013
A couple of more nuggets:
Andrew McCutchen says: He’s probably one of the most powerful guys in the leagu