Terry Collins told reporters today, that he intends to go to Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson to discuss naming David Wright the official captain of the Mets.
“I’ve never had to do that before, so I’m not really sure what the process is,” the manager said. “I have an idea in my head of how to approach it as we move forward, and I’ll start that process. But it’s something I need to discuss with Jeff and Sandy first.”
Read more about it here from Anthony DiComo.
Original Post 2/13
It’s been eight years since the last time a Met donned a “C” on his uniform. Met Hall of Famer John Franco was the last player to serve as a Mets captain; his reign lasting from 2001-2004.
In what seems to have become almost a quarterly issue for the last 3-4 years, the subject of naming David Wright the team’s captain came up once again, this time it reared it’s head during manager Terry Collin’s state of the Mets address yesterday Port St. Lucie.
Interestingly enough, Collins sounded like the whole matter was overblown and tried to make light of it. ”He knows he’s the guy,” Collins said. “He knows he’s the man here. This is his team. He’s the face of it. He’s the captain.”
And then, with a twinkle in his eye, Collins said, “Does he need a ‘C’ on his jersey? Well No. 2 doesn’t have a ‘C’ on his jersey.”
I love this guy… Of course he was referring to Derek Jeter, but more importantly Collins seems to share the same disdain for that damned “C” as I do. I thought it looked ridiculous on Franco, and I thought it looked even worse on Gary carter and Keith Hernandez.
You want to ceremoniously name David Wright captain? Go ahead and do it, it makes no difference to me. But please, for God’s sake, no “C” on the uniform. I think it’s so cheesy ( I hate using that word) and it ruins the look of what I think are the best uniforms in baseball.
“Are we going to have a press conference to make David Wright the captain?, said Collins. “I don’t see one coming, but that’s not saying it’s not going to happen.”