Farewell Captain

New York Mets third baseman David Wright speaks during a news conference before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

 

On Thursday afternoon, New York Mets owner Jeff Wilpon, assistant general manager John Ricco, and third baseman David Wright held a press conference discussing Wright’s plan for the remainder of the season.

The Mets announced that Wright will be activated to the 40-man roster for the final homestand of the regular season, starting September 25th with the series’ against the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins. Wright will be penciled into the lineup at third base September 29th for the middle game of the series against the Marlins.

“The way I feel right now and from everything the doctors have told me, there’s not going to be an improvement. So, yeah, I don’t see that as a possibility.” Wright said when asked about the possibility of playing after the 2018 season. 

So unofficially, September 29th would be David Wright’s final start of a historic career in Queens. Understandably, an emotional Wright thanked the fans, teammates, and organization.  He would end his career the all-time Mets leader in at-bats, hits, runs, RBI, doubles, walks and finish second in home runs with 242.

The reaction on Twitter was expectedly full of universal praise and admiration for the longtime Mets third baseman.

From all of baseball not just the Mets fans, Thank You Captain.

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