Found June 15, 2012 on The Daily Stache:
PLAYERS: David Wright
TEAMS: New York Mets

Yes, even this All Star 3rd baseman has haters.

A few nights ago after Dickey’s stellar performance, the discussion on twitter centered around David Wright’s bare handed attempt in the 1st inning. I myself believe it should be ruled a hit, while others thought it was an error. During this conversation, and interesting point emerged.

There are Mets fans out there who still hate David Wright.

While I will not call people out by name, certain  individuals were all over Wright for making an error in the 9th, and not being able to make that play in the 1st. David was called overrated, and some people want him gone. One fan even went as far as saying “He blew this game for us [and Dickey]. I want him gone”.

I am not usually one to judge, but hating David Wright makes no sense whatsoever. I respect other people’s opinions if there is reasoning and thought behind it, but I do not see how anyone can hate David Wright for what he has done this year and the franchise as a whole.

As of right now, Wright leads all NL third basemen in all-star votes, as he should. Wright’s numbers are spectacular this year, as he is sporting a batting average around .350 with 8 home runs so far. In addition, David has a .453 OBP, and has emerged as a leader in the clubhouse more than ever before.

Wright is the heart and soul of this Mets team, and it is not even up for debate. Whether or not there is a C on his jersey is irrelevant, because we all know he is the Captain of this team. Wright wants to be here in NY long term, and he showed it when he gave the Mets a huge hometown discount when he signed his first contract.

One thing that I have always had difficulty grasping is how someone can hate Wright, but then go ahead and stand by another player through good times and bad times. My thoughts are that you should never hate a player on your own team. Sure, there are players that frustrate me, but I root for every player on the Mets to succeed always. I will always have a favorite player, but never a hated player.

Overall, there is no reason to hate the heart and soul of your team. Now of course there will always be fans who will hate David, but we all know it will not be for a good reason. Also, saying David “blew the game for us” is just ignorant, nobody blew anything in a team effort 9-1 win.

As always, I would love to hear your take on David Wright and where he fits in Mets fans minds and hearts. Leave a comment below  or send me a tweet, @tysim19.


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