Very little, it seems, can move me to post here lately. Not that I don't love my team; quite the opposite. I am enjoying every minute of this unlikely season and the happy faces I see in the dugout. I am simply too lazy to do more than tweet, I suppose.
This cause, however, is of grave importance to every single Mets fan out there ( I know there are more of you this year - welcome, bandwagon-jumpers!!) and not just because it is being spearheaded by our lovely friend Danielle over at The Wright Stuff . It is an urgent matter because while our David has gone to great lengths to improve his somewhat questionable play from earlier this year, it seems ASG voters are not inclined to reward him. Instead, they are willing to send Placido Polanco to Anaheim. Yes, the third baseman for the Phillies. THE PHILLIES, PEOPLE!!! So do as Danielle asks - get up off your ass, go to the trusty old Dell, and VOTE!!!
See below for Danielle's press release and voting instructions:
VOTE THE WRIGHT WAY
For Immediate Release
June 23, 2010
VOTE THE WRIGHT WAY
TO SEND DAVID WRIGHT TO 2010 THE ALL STAR GAME
Unique Partnership Will Help Wright Play in Anaheim as a Starter
Flushing, NY – To raise awareness among Major League Baseball fans that David Wright is the #1 third baseman in the National League, The Wright Stuff today announced Vote the Wright Way. The event will take place through July 1st, when voting ends.
According to the site’s webmistress, Danielle, "Our Vote the Wright Way event is a great opportunity to reach out to Mets fans in our community, as well as Major League Baseball fans across the country, and alert them to imminent threat of Phillies' third baseman, Placido Polanco, starting for the National League in Anaheim. By joining together we can raise awareness about this injustice and help lead fans on the path to prevention."
The-Wright-Stuff.com is a David Wright fansite that was launched in June of 2008 as a means of honoring his contributions both on and off the field. The Wright Stuff (TWS) is a fan's number one source for all things David Wright, as well as a hub for recaps and general team news. Inspired by its namesake's philanthropy, TWS launched a Tee Shirt Store in 2009 as part of its initiative to raise money for the David Wright Foundation and by the end of the year, had raised over $500 in tee shirt sales alone. All profits from the shirts were donated to the Foundation. Run by Danielle, the site has been highlighted on numerous podcasts, radio shows, and popular blogs, including Metsblog, and continues to thrive in 2010.
The Wright Stuff's activities are in partnership with Mets Blogging Network (MBN), a national internet organization that provides news and updates about the New York Mets. The campaign is sponsored by the National Blogging Network (NBN).
About Vote the Wright Way
Although significant progress has been made in increasing awareness among fans that David Wright is the #1 third baseman (halving the gap between Wright and Placido Polanco) most fail to make the connection between his statistics and the increasing risk of an undeserving Phillies player procuring the starting spot in the All Star Game. A nationwide campaign, Vote the Wright Way, is raising awareness among Mets, Yankees, Rays, and other baseball fans alike that this is a pressing issue in today's game.
The first to reach 50 RBI's in the National League, Wright has rebounded from an off-season in 2009 to become the best statistical third baseman in the National League today. His average is on a continual rise, currently resting at .291, and he is on pace to knock in 127 runs this year. In addition to his increased run production, David has experience a power surge, blasting 12 home runs in less than half of a season, which already tops his 2009 total by two. Wright has also stolen twelve bases and made a nearly immeasurable amount of stellar plays throughout the first three months of the season, while Polanco, whose .312 average is the most recent stop on a steady decline, has only hit five home runs, knocked in 25 runs, and stolen three bases.
This national campaign is building awareness of the four-time All Star, two-time Gold Glove winner, and Silver Slugger recipient, David Wright, and empowering fans to reduce and ultimately prevent the risk of having an undeserving Philadelphia player start in the 2010 All Star Game. It is reaching fans with important messages in Major League Baseball settings through a diverse network of national and grassroots partner organizations.
For more information about David Wright and the All Star Game, including materials such as his current statistics and seasonal highlights, please visit http://www.the-wright-stuff.com. To vote for David online, please visit http://bit.ly/bjALLt.
For the love of everything that is holy, Ladies and Gangstas, just do it.