The New York Mets are willing to do most anything to get David Wright elected to the All-Star team. Well, almost anything.
The Mets said Thursday they had backed off their latest idea - teaming up with a racy dating website that caters to women looking to meet younger men.
The team said it approached CougarLife.com about trying to help Wright get picked for the All-Star game the Mets will host next month, but later decided to pass.
''CougarLife voted David Wright as the hottest cub. In our effort to expand All-Star balloting to wider audiences, so as to increase votes, we did reach out to CougarLife,'' Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said.
''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,'' he said.
The website featured Wright in an article last month. The 30-year-old Wright is engaged to model Molly Beers.
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