Mets manager Buck Showalter is excited to meet Shakira

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Buck Showalter is especially excited for Saturday’s game against the Mariners at Citi Field.

Why? Famous musician Shakira is in the house.

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“Big night tonight,” Showalter said while clapping his hands during a pregame press conference. “Shakira’s here.

“She better come down. If she’s throwing out the first pitch…I’m the catcher.”

She won’t be throwing out the first pitch, but she will be in attendance, which is enough to excite Showalter, who revealed his Shakira fandom.

“She’s talented, man,” Showalter said. “She’s married to a famous soccer player, I think.”

Shakira and Gerard Pique have indeed been together for over a decade, but have never actually been married. Nevertheless, Showalter is clearly pumped up about the guest appearance.

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