David Wright Cheated Out of All Star Game Spot
Added by Eddie Utley on July 2, 2012.
Due to a major turn around in fan voting, David Wright is not the NL starting third baseman.
As of last week, New York Mets third baseman, David Wright had a 400,000 vote lead for the National League’s starting spot. By the time the week ended, he trailed by 1.6M votes. That is a 2M vote swing.
Pablo Sandoval is okay but how did he get so many votes? With the Giants near Silicon Valley, someone needs to check for ghosting or some other method of vote boosting.
It’s not really anything meaningful but in a year where the Mets are fighting for relevance, it does help. For the casual fan it does help too, especially if they know about the vote. This makes it look rigged and might turn away the casual fan from watching the game.
R.A. Dickey is on the list of pitchers but we won’t know who is starting until closer to the game, maybe even the day before. With a 12-1 record and 2 ERA, it’s hard to see someone else starting that game.
There is a chance that Johan Santana joins Dickey and Wright at the game, despite his record, he has a good ERA, has the no hitter and a lot of no-decisions. So, the Mets trio of elder-statesmen may all be at the game, giving the young guys something to shoot for.
Maybe Joe Torre should stop worrying about his boy Clemens and telling us he should be in the Hall of Fame and look into this voting scandal.