When I filled out some paperwork for Joe D. I named David Wright as my favorite Met player. I always say that, but I rarely discuss why – it’s just so simple – he’s an all around good guy and good ballplayer.
David Allen Wright who plays third base for the New York Mets was born in Norfolk, VA and graduated from High School there. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the first round of the 2001 draft and signed with the Mets on July 21, 2001.
David is the eldest of four sons of a Police Captain and a First Grade Teacher. Because of baseball, David is living an American dream and his family has benefited too – he’s helped his parents to put his younger brothers through college, and they are doing well.
Yes, David is doing fine – living in New York and being accessible to his team, the league and the media 24/7 without complaint. His off the field charitable activities are numerous, he is unfailingly polite to all and is always ready to help however he can.
Does any of this sound familiar? David is not the only New York baseball player who does his organization proud, but he’s missing something the ‘other guy’ has. That is some recognition for all of his efforts and the title that goes with it.
So, today I’m asking Fred Wilpon to do what George Steinbrenner did several years ago with his shortstop. Recognize your third baseman for how he represents the New York Mets on and off the field and name him the Captain of this Mets team.
It’s the right thing to do.