All Star Game
Following the Mets’ marathon victory over the Giants on Monday night, manager Terry Collins informed reporters that the staff ace has been pitching with a blister on his right index finger for much of the past month.
The last time the All-Star Game was held in Queens was during Shea Stadium’s inaugural season in 1964. Next week, the event comes to Citi Field for the first time, meaning days full of festivities that will culminate in the 84th MLB All-Star Game.
“He should (start),” Kershaw told FOXSports.com. “There’s no reason, especially if it’s in New York, that he shouldn’t start. That’s what the fans will want. I’ve got no problem with that.”
On the day Zack Wheeler made nobody yearn for the future in his Citi Field debut, we’re once again forced to talk about Matt Harvey.
It would be a great moment for New York and the retiring Rivera. His start could even be justified with statistics. But there’s one problem: he’s just not interested.
The push to start Wright in the All-Star Game is paying off. “You can’t stop the momentum,” WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason said Monday.
Carton announced just prior to signing off the air that the final box of 1,500 ballots was about to make its way to the workshop. All told, the team tallied 70,000 votes for D-Wright.
There you have it. Craigie is hoping this catches on as THE definitive “Vote Wright” anthem.
Harvey has “absolutely” thought about making this year’s NL All-Star team. Getting the starting nod would be even better.
WFAN radio co-host Craig Carton promised he’d end Tuesday’s program with the keys — and he delivered.
“As much as I’d like to be here to represent this team in the All-Star game,” the captain said, “we can’t let this become an in-between inning, one-player production.”
As first reported by Deadspin, a member of the Mets’ marketing department reached out to cougarlife.com, “the cougar dating site for younger hot men to meet sexy older professional women,” in an effort to get women to vote for the six-time All-Star.
The derby is scheduled for July 15 at Citi Field as part of All-Star weekend festivities in New York City.
This July, Major League Baseball’s best players will hop on the 7 train and head to Queens for the All-Star game — it’s the first time Citi Field is hosting the mid-summer classic.
Word of baseball writer Bill Chuck’s campaign to start Mariano Rivera in this year’s All-Star Game has traveled all the way to the Bronx. In fact, the Yankees closer knows all about it. And he says thanks, but no thanks.