The New York Mets are suffering thru a second straight tough season and have been unwatchable at times. This has been a tough time for the fans of the New York National League Franchise. But a recent surprising story has at least made Mets fans smile. David Wright is rehabbing in the minors and trying to play. In 2018. He is 35. Has plenty of money, a wife and kid. He could lay out and collect the insurance money. He won’t. Why? He is David Wright. And to understand why he is trying to play right now, you must understand the man.
David Wright is the face of the Mets, the team captain who came up in 2004. For the first five years he was in Queens, the team was good. Then. a long rebuild. The lone positive? David Wright. Captain America. He hit the team’s first home run in their new stadium, Citi Field. He became the Mets’ version of Don Mattingly, a great Yankee who was in Bronx for a long losing stretch then broke down when the team became a power. Wright injured his back and hamstring in the 2012 and 2014 seasons. He developed spinal stenosis, a crippling back condition. He tried to play with that and it ruined his throwing shoulder.
Wright led the charge to the 2015 NL pennant and nothing has gone RIGHT since. Injuries, bad contracts, bad luck, and so forth have buried this team. #5 has been gone since May 2016. The team needs its Captain. This is the type of guy everyone should root for. He visits sick kids, does countless charity work and is a great teammate. A team needs its Captain and the Mets are a rudderless ship without Wright. Thoughts and prayers are a common thought and David Wright is worth it. #LGM