As a baseball fan, we all knew this day truly needed to happen. I’m just glad it happened on David Wright’s terms. One last time, Mets fan will get to see their beloved #5 don the blue and orange at Citi Field on September 29th. It’s never easy to say goodbye to a player that has meant so much to one franchise their entire career, especially when its one that spent it in the “Big Apple.”
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 13, 2018
Let’s be honest: it was looking rather grim that Wright would ever make a return to a major league diamond. The man has had absolutely debilitating injuries and diagnoses. For him to even get himself into this shape and position, deserves praise itself and is nothing short of miraculous.
Now as a Yankee fan, I’ve gone through this moment twice with Mariano and Jeter. So here’s my advice to Mets fans: buy a ticket, get yourself to Citi Field on September 29th and soak it all in. Sure, tickets might seem expensive but can you really put a price on sending off a franchise icon that has meant to your team? During my two experiences, tickets were disappearing as I clicked and prices were surging – it was true panic. But you know what? I’d do it 100 times out of a 100. There was no chance I was missing their final moments in pinstripes.
Be happy you got to witness a brilliant career and think more of what it was and not what it should’ve been.
Talk about how you got to see arguably the greatest Met of all-time put up a 162 game average of: 97 runs / 25 homeruns / 99 runs batted in / 20 stolen bases / .296 batting average.
Think back on the brilliance of this outrageous play:
— In Mets We Trust (@InMetsWeTrust) July 3, 2016
Reflect on him getting his moment in October on the biggest stage:
— Cut4 (@Cut4) September 13, 2018