David Wright: Media Work At Locker Not Appropriate For "Captain"

Wendy AdairAnalyst IApril 7, 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 05:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Florida Marlins during their Opening Day game at Citi Field on April 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighbourhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Ted Berg from SNY TV wrote this article on his blog on Monday and its true that after every game David Wright is at his locker being interviewed, this needs to change.


Jerry Manuel and Johan Santana were interviewed in the media room but the reporters camped outside David Wright's locker in apparent frustration that he was not there when they were ready for him.

Wright's 2 Run HR in the first inning no doubt sparked the whole stadium, but most of all his teammates and that is why the media was extremely anxious to speak to him.  True to his nature he did not boast and politely reminded them that its a long season.

There is no question that Wright is extremely accountable, whether he had a good game or a bad game, but I do think that he should have his interviews done in the media room, not in front of his locker.

All players need to speak to the media, especially if they are a little more responsible for the team's win or loss than everyone else, but as the "Captain", Wright should be treated with more respect and allowed to use his locker as a sanctuary.

With the additions of Jeff Francoeur and Jason Bay, some of the media attention may be lifted from Wright's shoulders but the reporters will always see what he has to say about the game, because he does always try to put some kind of calming effect on any game.

By letting him know that he will be interviewed a half hour after the game in the media room, it allows him some time to take care of his post game routine while Jerry Manuel is conducting his interview in the media room or his office.

Wright has always been interviewed before he has the opportunity to shower and change his clothes, not like most of the other post game interviews which take place after the initial media opportunities with Manuel and the starting pitcher.

This will help the interviewers get what they need with little to no waiting time, and it shows respect to a young veteran who does more than his part each day in representing the team.