Look who’s tweeting again! Considering Sandy Alderson hasn’t delivered any tweets since April 12th, it seems that the David Wright All-Star Game starting shaft rubbed him the wrong way just a little bit. So much so that we get not one but two tweets in two days about this from Mr. @MetsGM.
His first tweet on the matter can be construed as a shot to Mets fans and the city of New York:
The next was a sarcastic shot at Giants fans, their players nicknames, and their older grown men version of ball boys:
I understand the frustration Sandy. David Wright led all third baseman by about a half million votes about a week ago, but ended up losing by almost 2 million votes. ‘Chubby Bear’s’ stats have nothing on Wright, compounded by the fact he missed 40 games this year with an injury. It’s a no-brainer.
When you dig a little deeper, it’s obvious there were other factors at play here other than the act of fans voting for their guys. Mainly, San Francisco has home in the week leading up to the voting deadline. We’re positive the Giants organization made it a focus to blitz their fans with ‘vote for our guys’ propaganda’. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had an Army of staffers walking around with Ipads taking 25 votes per fan. They probably reminded fans to vote every half inning to vote and that there is free wi-fi at their stadium so they can vote now. Even Freddy Sanchez, who’s been out all year finished fourth among second baseman with nearly 3 million votes.
Fishy? Yes. Ridiculous? Yes. But all within the rules.
Instead of dropping a pot shot to the fans, Sandy should look inside his organization and look at the mirror. Hindsight is 20-20, but knowing the Mets were on the road in the final voting week for All-Star supremacy, they could have done a stronger promotional push for our guys, and there’s a ton of ways they could have done that.
But this one seems to go beyond the Mets and seems to be a little personal for Sandy. Coming from the A’s organization, the Giants were hated cross league rivals. Makes more sense now.
You got one-upped this time Sandy.