Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 3/22/13
The New York Mets made it official yesterday and named all-star third baseman David Wright the team captain, joining  John Franco, Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter as the fourth captain in club history: #bbpBox_314831749832126464 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_314831749832126464 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } David Wright named team captain. #5 about 19 hours ago via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite @Mets New York Mets “This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “…To be on that short list of guys that have been considered captain of this franchise is, for me, a dream come true to say the least and something I’m very, very, very proud about.” Photo taken by Michael Baron According to Rubin, Wright said he will not wear the customary ”C” on his jersey, as it is not part of his personality: “Part of it, I think, is my personality, where I don’t necessarily like to stick out too much. I think the uniform is uniform for a reason. So I think that everybody is kind of in agreement that we’re going to do without.”  This is a well deserved honor for Wright, who — in my mind — has been the unofficial captain for years now.  Jeff Wilpon told Rubin, the decision was made the minute David inked his new eight-year deal, saying: “I think the decision was made when we gave him the contract. Did we announce it then? No, we didn’t announce it then. But I believe the decision was made at that point in time. When you commit that kind of money and resources that we have to a guy like this, you want to make sure he’s the leader. And he’s proven to be that.” This honor has been a long time coming and all of us here at MetsZilla are happy for David.  He is the face of the franchise and conducts himself in a manner that young Mets fans can look up to.  Could not agree more with Doc Gooden, who tweeted the following: #bbpBox_314901484066193408 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_314901484066193408 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Great move by the @Mets naming David Wright the Captain of the team… He’s a class act & leader both on & off the field… Congrats David!! about 14 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite @DocGooden16 Dwight Gooden Congratulations from everyone at MetsZilla to our captain, David Wright!
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