Despite the Best Efforts of Their Marketing Department, the Mets Decided Not to Portray David Wright as a Motherfucker

Screen Shot 2013-06-14 at 11.47.56 AMRemember a couple weeks ago when Cougar Life, a dating site for women who want to grasp (the) members of the opposite sex, named Cole Hamels the second most desirable Major Leaguer just behind (but not too close to) David Wright? Well! Boy did the Mets see an opportunity. It goes like this: We want David Wright to be an All-Star, but we don’t have fans to vote for him. So hey let’s have the skeevy ladies over at Cougar Life write a blog post about how they would love to insert Wright into their ballot box twice tonight, once tomorrow and then on alternating weekends through July. What can possibly go wrong?!

Deadspin has a copy of the emails and the NY Post has a story on it today.

When a Mets marketing staffer reached out to Cougar Life, the dating site was thrilled about the chance to write about Mr. “Right,” as they call him. They were also quite opportunisitic, first acknowledging that Wright was recently engaged… then requesting, well, this:

If by chance he recently became single, we would love to do a “win a date” contest!

Oh those cougars, always prowling. After all, an engaged young man is the forbidden fruit. [Never mind the fact that he's also probably at the least likeliest stage of his life to be interested in sampling a more refined fare.]

A few days later, the Mets ran the idea up their chain (pyramid?) of command… it wasn’t met with approval. The organization thought that aligning their recently engaged star third baseman with a website that sometimes uses the slogan “for motherfuckers: come inside”…

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… wasn’t a good idea. They had to back out of their own request, and then released a hilarious statement to Deadspin:

“Cougar Life 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 Cougar Life. 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 happened again this year. We ultimately elected to pass. We thank whoever leaked this to Deadspin for increasing awareness of #VOTEWRIGHTNOW AT METS.COM.”

The Mets.

via Deadspin, NY Post

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