David Wright is back in Port St. Lucie at the New York Mets spring training facility. Wright now serves as a team ambassador, hanging out with current and future Mets players and members of the brass.
“For what I’m looking for at this stage, it’s perfect for me. Brodie [Van Wagenen] and his staff have been outstanding in kind of allowing me to kind of come and go as my schedule dictates, which I’m appreciative of. But coming down here gets the juices flowing again. It’s like I’m away for enough time to really start missing it … Then I get a taste of it, and then I get to go be a dad. And then once I really start missing it, I get a chance to kind of come back and whet the appetite.”
National League baseball in New York was redefined on March 6, 1961 when the New York Metropolitan Baseball Club Inc. formally received a certificate of membership from leave president Warren Giles. Of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs today, the case could be made that no other team has a more compelling franchise history than the New York Mets. From Casey Stengel to Yogi Berra, Marv Throneberry to Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Tug McGraw, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Bobby Valentine, Pedro Martinez and Matt Harvey, the Mets are loaded with character(s). Then there are the Amazin’ seasons — 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000, 2006-2008 and 2015 — full of miracles, joy, hope and heartbreak. Mets Rewind is designed for that purpose: To share team history in a distinct and entertaining format. We hope you — the baseball fan — enjoy the content. We encourage you to share your memories.