Alvarez 'felt bad' for Wright over treatment

July, 15, 2013
7/15/13
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NEW YORK -- Pedro Alvarez said he feels badly about fans booing David Wright at PNC Park over the weekend.

Wright originally did not pick Alvarez for the Home Run Derby, then selected him Thursday when Carlos Gonzalez pulled out. Pirates fans still jeered Captain America for the original slight.

"I'm really good friends with David. We've always been great friends," Alvarez told reporters at Monday's All-Star media event. "I felt for the guy because sometimes things are blown out of proportion. I think that's exactly what it was.

"I obviously appreciate the support that I get from my fans and everything, but it's just one of those things that kind of got blown out of proportion. At the end of the day I'm here now. But, obviously, me and David have had a good relationship for the last few years. I felt bad for the guy."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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