Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/13/13
It’s been eight years since the last time a Met donned a “C” on his uniform. Met Hall of Famer John Franco was the last player to serve as a Mets captain; his reign lasting from 2001-2004. In what seems to have become almost a quarterly issue for the last 3-4 years, the subject of naming David Wright the team’s captain came up once again, this time it reared it’s head during manager Terry Collin’s state of the Mets address yesterday Port St. Lucie. Interestingly enough, Collins sounded like the whole matter was overblown and tried to make light of it. ”He knows he’s the guy,” Collins said. “He knows he’s the man here. This is his team. He’s the face of it. He’s the captain.” And then, with a twinkle in his eye, Collins said, “Does he need a ‘C’ on his jersey? Well No. 2 doesn’t have a ‘C’ on his jersey.” I love this guy… Of course he was referring to Derek Jeter, but more importantly Collins seems to share the same disdain for that damned “C” as I do. I thought
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