Weeks after dating site CougarLife.com named Mets 3B David Wright, “hottest cub”, Deadspin reports the Mets approached the frequent Howard Stern Show advertiser in the hopes of boosting Wright’s All Star Game candidacyThe New York Post’s Mike Puma, probably wondering if this was worth all those years studying journalism, follows up with the following explanation/apology from the Mets P.R. dept.  :

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