An Open Letter to David Wright

Joe FiorelloCorrespondent IAugust 6, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:  National League All-Star David Wright of the New York Mets plays third base during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Dear David,

I understand that you might consider yourself a “character guy.”  Fisticuffs, and the bad attitude associated with them are not really the image you’re going for.  After all, you’re the face of the franchise;  a highly marketable personality with a squeaky clean image that you don’t want to tarnish.

I also understand that retaliation is a part of the game.  After a guy like Albert Pujols gets plunked, you can bet someone on the Mets is going to take one in the back…

That’s right, in the BACK.

Brad Thompson threw one at your eyes, and intentional or not, you needed to make some sort of response.  A lasting glare out at the Thompson, walking out to the mound and having the catcher restrain you.  Something.

Something more than the response you showed.  Staring at Razor Shines is not a response David.  I’m sorry.  You looked like a $@%^@.

I personally would have charged the mound, and love the types of players that would have reacted the same way.

You are not that player, and never will be.


Could you imagine a guy like Paul Lo Duca in Wright’s shoes in that situation? The benches would have cleared for sure.

This was another example of the glaring lack of “marbles” (see Major League 2) that this team is suffering from.  Johan added some two seasons ago, but he’s not out on the field every day.  He’s not enough.

I believe that Omar the lack of “marbles” is an issue that Omar should consider addressing in the off season.  You might not find them on a superstar, but they’re out there, and we need ‘em.

Let’s go 2010.