The New York Mets have had one iconic player in their history, that being Hall of Famer Tom Seaver.
Should he remain healthy and play out his contract at his current pace, they will have another in David Wright.
WRIGHT: On iconic path,
When Wright signed his mega-contract he did it with the idea of retiring a Met, just as Mariano Rivera is doing with the Yankees, and Derek Jeter will follow.
“I want to retire with the Mets,’’ Wright said. “That’s very important to me.’’
Wright isn’t boastful, but definitely proud of the way he’s perceived not only by his teammates and management, but the fans.
That is why, with nothing to play for, Wright worked hard to come back from his hamstring and hopes to be in the lineup tonight despite having a jammed thumb.
Wright, who has a Rivera jersey hanging in his locker, did not play Friday after being hit in the head the previous night and jammed his thumb as he fell.
With the baseball eyes of New York fixated on Rivera’s retirement and whether Robi...