We’ve got some exciting times ahead, we believe. First, the New York Mets are sending four of their players to the All-Star Game in Los Angeles next week in Pete Alonso, Starling Marte, Jeff McNeil, and Edwin Diaz.
Secondly, ABC is premiering the 19th season of “The Bachelorette” featuring Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, the first time in the 20-year history of the franchise that the show features two leads for the whole season. Side note: Citi Field did host a rose ceremony during Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of “The Bachelorette” seven years ago.
So factor these things in: The All-Star Game will take place at Dodger Stadium, which is only 45 minutes away from the Bachelor Mansion (where the limo entrances of the show are taped among other things), and the new season of “The Bachelorette” so we figure today is a good day to pay homage to the Mets’ galaxy of All-Stars with a twist related to the show.
All of these New York Mets All Stars are in it for the right reasons (a popular line on the Bachelor shows), we think, and you'd figure back in June these were some of the players that would make it there, based on how the Mets got off to such a rollicking start this season.
Isn’t it refreshing to see four Mets handed out All Star date cards? It is the first time in six years the Mets had four players accept the flowers as part of their tremendous first half performances, and the first in 15 years that at least three Mets position players get invited to the All-Star Game.