David Wright of the New York Mets officially joined crosstown rival Derek Jeter as an MLB team captain on Thursday. Both brought a lot of joy to the Big Apple early in their careers prior to getting the figurative "C" stitched on.
The timing is certainly appropriate. Wright is coming off a strong season and continuing to serve as a model ambassador for the team. He also showed loyalty by agreeing to a long-term contract with the Mets, rather than opting to test free agency.
Jeter received the news amid a modest 10-game hitting streak back on June 3, 2003.
The two announcements were long overdue and met with overwhelmingly positive reactions. Jeter was nearing his 29th birthday and Wright is 30 years old.
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