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Make The Wright Choice

Balloting closes at 5pm for the Final Vote competition at

Here are 5 minutiae reasons to vote for No. 5, David Wright.

1) He's a .367 career hitter with 22 RBI in 24 games at Yankee Stadium. He's 12-for-25 with 2 home runs there this season.

2) He's a .326 hitter in interleague play, with 14 home runs and 50 RBI in 59 games.

3) In the final man role, he's most likely to be used as a pinch-hitter or pinch-runner. He's a perfect 1.000 hitter as a pinch-hitter (1-for-1!) and is 87-for-108 career in stolen base attempts (80.6 percent successful).

4) He's got a walk-off hit against Mariano Rivera, whom he'd likely face late in the game, so he won't be intimidated by facing the AL's top closer in a critical spot, with home-field advantage on the line.

5) He has a sense of what's meaningful to Mets fans, having already previously homered against Kenny Rogers in an All-Star Game (joining Lee Mazzilli as the only Mets to homer in an All-Star Game). This year, perhaps his target could be Scott Kazmir.

and just for good measure, let's add one more reason.

We need someone there to warn NL manager Clint Hurdle not to be tempted to bring Billy Wagner in to save the game. (sorry, Billy...)

True Metstars know...Mets hitters are 29-for-102 (.284 batting average) in All-Star competition by our hand tally, with two home runs and five RBI.


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