The Mets received their 2015 NL Championship rings this afternoon in a low profile ceremony at Citi Field.
Wright told reporters: “All of us will wear that proudly. But at the same time, it’s time to move on. After we get the rings, it’s officially last year. We need to start worrying about this year. So, I think, it’s a nice cherry on the top.
“Obviously, we could spend all day reflecting on the success that we had last year and the run and how much fun we had on the baseball field. But I think the flip side of that is it gives you a little motivation. That second-place ring is not what anybody in here wants. It’s that’s first-place ring. So I think it reminds you that you’re still working for that.”
DeGROM STILL IN LINE TO START
Jacob deGrom is still on for starting Friday’s home opener against Philadelphia because his wife, Stacey, still hasn’t delivered.
The baby was due Tuesday when the Mets were in Kansas City.
If deGrom returns to Florida, Colon will start.
PIAZZA’S DAD WANTS JERSEY
Mike Piazza’s father, Vince, told The York Post his family might buy back the jersey at auction and will donate it to the Hall of Fame.
“My God, it’s not right what is going on here,’’ Vince Piazza said. “That thing belongs in the Hall of Fame. It belongs to all the fans of baseball. That home run was so important, not only for New York, but for the entire country.
“When Mike hit that home run, it lit the whole city up again. The city was dark, and that turned the lights on again. It’s a historic home run, and I know how much it means to Mike.’’
Too bad the Mets didn’t when they let it get away.