The New York Mets have had one iconic player in their history, that being Hall of Famer Tom Seaver.
Should he remain healthy and play out his contract at his current pace, they will have another in David Wright.
“I want to retire with the Mets,’’ Wright said. “That’s very important to me.’’
Wright isn’t boastful, but definitely proud of the way he’s perceived not only by his teammates and management, but the fans.
That is why, with nothing to play for, Wright worked hard to come back from his hamstring and hopes to be in the lineup tonight despite having a jammed thumb.
Wright, who has a Rivera jersey hanging in his locker, did not play Friday after being hit in the head the previous night and jammed his thumb as he fell.
With the baseball eyes of New York fixated on Rivera’s retirement and whether Robinson Cano will bolt the Yankees for the last dollar, Wright carries on almost unnoticed.
With the exception being his clubhouse, where Collins is most appreciative.
“I think when David Wright’s days are done here, he’ll be thought of in that light,’’ Collins said. “He’ll hold every record there is in this organization. He’ll have every offensive record there is.
“And I know one of the things you’ve heard and mentioned so many times [during the Yankee Stadium ceremony] was Mariano Rivera off the field, how he is in the clubhouse, how he is in real life. This guy is the same way.’’
You have two more days to enjoy Wright until next spring.
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