As the newly appointed team leader, David Wright has already made his first decision: He won't wear the captain's `C' on his New York Mets jersey.
''I don't necessarily like to stick out too much,'' Wright said Thursday. ''I think the uniform is uniform for a reason. I think that everybody is kind of in agreement that we're going to do without.''
The Mets officially made Wright the fourth captain in team history. The third baseman joined Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter and John Franco as Mets to be appointed captain - Franco was the last player to hold the honor in 2004.
''This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,'' Wright said. ''I think to be viewed in this light both by ownership, by Sandy and the front office, by the coaching staff and probably most importantly by the players, is a great deal to me.''
The Mets made another announcement, too, saying Jonathon Niese would be their pitcher on opening day.
The 30-year-old Wright is a six-time All-Star and the t...