With David Wright currently trailing Pablo Sandoval in All-Star voting despite Wright’s majestic tongue or the game being held in his home park, the Mets PR department reached out to Cougar Life in hopes of accessing their voter bank of attractive, older, David Wright-loving fans. Unfortunately…
Today I met David Wright with my family, including my physically disabled sister. Every year we do a marathon for her so my mom decided to give David her marathon shirt. As soon as we gave it to him he was just like “omg this is like Christmas! Hold on a second, I have to get you something now”
MIAMI — As the fifth-place hitter and a motivating force for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, Mets third baseman David Wright is driven by professionalism, patriotism and pride. But he has one purely selfish motive, too: He would like to put a muzzle on a longtime friend.
Wright was limbering up pregame at Marlins Park on Tuesday when former Mets teammate Jose Reyes dropped by the premises to engage in some good-natured banter, with a side order of braggadocio. Reyes is the starting shortstop and leadoff hitter for the Dominican Republic’s WBC entry, which will play Team USA on Thursday night at 7 ET. The winner will remain undefeated in the second round of the WBC and earn a trip to the final round in San Francisco early next week to face Japan or the Netherlands in the semifinals. The loser will have to scramble a bit, playing Puerto Rico on Friday in an elimination game.
From their formative years together in the New York organization, Wright loves Reyes like a brother. But he knows from personal experience that his former left-side-of-the-infield buddy can get awfully chatty when his competitive juices start flowing. Tuesday was definitely one of those occasions.