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Mets approached dating website

Updated: June 14, 2013, 1:54 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- A New York Mets marketing official courted a dating website that pairs older women with younger men, seeking to promote third baseman David Wright's All-Star candidacy.

The Mets ultimately got cold feet and backed away from the partnership, the team acknowledged Thursday.

Wright recently had been named "MLB's Hottest Cub" via a vote of more than 11,000 respondents on the dating website Cougarlife.com -- topping the likes of Cole Hamels and Matt Kemp. So a Mets employee ...

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