Sep 30, 2018

Remembering Mets History (2018): David Wright Starts At Third Base & Says Goodbye to New York In hIs Final Game

September 29th 2018: It was big day in New York & in Mets history as the Mets honored the team Captain, the franchise record holder in hits, runs, doubles, RBIs, walks, sac flies & games played at third base. Probably the only good thing the guy posing as a mayor of NY ever did was declare this day David Wright Day.

The honors & congrads rolled in from every where & ever one. Highlight films were shown on tv & at Citi Field as the big night got underway.

A brilliant career that began in 2004 but was cut short by injuries, was highlighted by seven All Star appearances, a NL Championship & two NL eastern titles & two post seasons. Wright once the face of MLB & always the face of the New York Mets, was always known as one of baseballs classiest players.

A good guy, always smiling, never with controversies & always gracious to the fans whom he loved. It was a night to honor the Mets Captain.

Wright would start a game for the first time in two & half years in what was most likely to be his last game, although he still has two years left on his contact.

A day of interviews & ceremonies kept Wright busy, old team mates & two of his best friends Cliff Floyd & Michael Cuddyer were  came in for the honors.

Wright took the field as his teammates waited in the dugout. The fans roared as he went to his usual third base spot, waving to the crowd, blowing kisses & touching his heart, eventually signaling to his team mates to join him.

Jose Reyes took his familiar short stop position next two Wright after the two embraced. It was the 878th time the two started a game together, the most any two Mets have ever started games together in club history. The team mates had not stood next to each other on the field since September 2011.

Wright then went behind home plate as his two year old daughter threw out the ceremonial fist pitch. Quite a moment, as his wife, other daughter, mother & father all were on the field for the moment.



Quotes: David Wright "When I'm around Mets fans, when I'm around the orange & blue, I feel like I'm at home.



Jose Reyes led off with a double to start the game & Wright batting third was able to draw a walk. He would get one more at bat & pop out down the first base line. The fans would boo the first baseman all night for catching the ball!

Wright took the field in the 5th inning & then tipped his hat, addressed the crowd, embraced REyes & his teammates walking off the field saying goodbye to the fans as they cheered for him one last time.

He walked into the lonely clubhouse,
exiting the final curtain. He then went into the broadcast boot for SNY & radio. At the end of the night a highlight reel of his career was shown, he made one last speech the sell out crowd & a fireworks show closed out the night.

The anemic Mets offense couldn't score a run for 13 innings, reminding us of the dismal season. They were finally able to score a run to win it 1-0 for the Captain.

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