New York Mets manager Buck Showalter was giddy in his pregame presser on Saturday, for a very unique reason.
Colombian pop superstar Shakira was set to be in attendance for the Mets’ game against the Seattle Mariners, and Showalter expressed how excited he was for her presence at Citi Field.
“Big night tonight. Shakira’s here. That’s what I’m hearing. She better come down.”
Showalter was very disappointed when the media told him that Shakira was only a guest and wouldn’t be throwing out the first pitch.
BIG Shakira guy 😂 pic.twitter.com/qYTAUwQIwn
— SNY (@SNYtv) May 14, 2022
However, Showalter still got to meet Shakira after all!
Showalter and Mets infielder Eduardo Escobar took a photo with Shakira.
Day made. Buck finally got to meet @shakira! pic.twitter.com/863rT1q13V
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 15, 2022
The SNY broadcast located Shakira in attendance during the game.
Keith is guessing that Shakira is a Met fan 🤔 pic.twitter.com/iGfLRFNZvc
— SNY (@SNYtv) May 15, 2022
Things are going quite well for Showalter lately. His Mets entered play on Saturday night with an NL-best record of 22-12, and he got to meet Shakira.