Found March 27, 2013 on Mets360.com:
PLAYERS: David Wright
TEAMS: New York Mets
2007 BOWMAN’S BEST DAVID WRIGHT O Captain, my Captain… OK, OK, I’ll get off the top of my desk for a minute to talk about our Mr. Wright. The New York sports media do not occur naturally where I live, nor do I seek them out actively on my own. So while I imagine that David Wright being named captain of the Mets got back-page/top-of-fold play up north, down here in Virginia it was sidebar fodder– I only heard about it by the grace of an RSS feed. It is to my mind a wholly appropriate honor. After all, Wright is the best home-grown offensive player in team history, and a dedicated and seemingly honorable guy. And as opposed to the team’s previous excursions into captaincy, I think that this one actually has the potential to be somewhat meaningful. The Mets will no doubt struggle this year, but there will be visible glimmers of hope in the form of some solid young talent. And that young talent will have the benefit of learning big league comportment from the man with the C on his ches...
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