Would Wright Defend The Mets?

By / March 17, 2009 / Uncategorized

At the risk of sounding a bit barbaric and a brute (despite being a female), I like seeing fights break out between two teams. It shows the passion the players have for the game and the connection they have with each other.

It shows that respect is not expected, but demanded.

David Wright actually showed some of this passion the other night as Team USA beat the Nederlands.

After Bryan Engelhardt hit a home run, he decided to stand back and just admire his little feat.

Well, needless to say, our little Mr. Wright did not take too kindly to it and charged up the steps to yell at him. If you saw the anger in his face, you would have interpreted it the same way I did:

Hey Stupid! Go around and touch the bases. Get your ass moving already!

I love it!

After Engelhardt rounded the bases, drama ensued. Matt Lindstrom did not take too kindly to what I like to call, the “Wow-I-Never-Did-That-Before-And-Might-Never-Again” stance. So when Vince Rooi came to the plate, Lindstrom said “hello and how do you do” with a fastball to the butt.

The Nederlands players were not fond of that. They came charging out of the dugout ready to fight. Team USA was ready. I do have to say the Dutch have greatly exaggerated it. Lindstrom did not throw at his head.

This is something I think the Mets need more of. They need to protect each other.

Wright needs to stop throwing his helmet on the ground whenever he does not get the hit that he is looking for. He needs to take out that aggression in defending his teammates and with the bat. He needs to challenge that energy.

Pitchers have thrown behind our players and not once have I seen Wright, or any of the other guys, get up ready to fight. The bullpen is always ready to throw down.

Wright always seems to have that, “can’t we all just get along?” attitude. If he’s going to have that attitude for Team USA, he better bring it to the Mets.

He calls himself a captain of this team. He better act like him. Defend your team. Fight for honor! Helmet throwing is not a part of that. It’s called throwing a tantrum. Something Jose Reyes used to do all the time.

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NYRNYM4Life

Fanastic blog Tanya. I agree with you so much on this one. David Wright knows the Phillies hate the Mets, heck all National League teams hate the Mets because of Jose Reyes and his dances after HR’s. The Mets are a marked team simple as that. Just look at the last two years with the Marlins on the last day of both seasons. They loved being the team that KO’d the Mets from making the playoffs. David Wright as well as the rest of the 2009 Mets need to have a chip on their shoulder and expect to beat every team they play just like the 1986 Mets had. We all loved that team because they took no crap from anyone. They would be quick to fight you if you got stupid. David and the Mets need to let the Phillies and all clubs know if anyone throws at one of our guys we’ll throw at two of yours..nuff said !

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Tanya Mercado

Wright even said he hates the Phillies! Let’s see that hatred come out! Whatever it takes! If you have to take guys out running the bases, you do it. Someone comes at one of our guys, you go after theirs.

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Ed Leyro

That’s what I want from my Metsies! Let’s turn the Philthies from “the team to beat” to “the team to beat up”. If a Met takes off his helmet, I either want it to be after a walk-off HR before he touches the plate or while he’s charging the mound to defend his teammate.

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LA RAY

The Mets of 2009 just don’t have the bad boys like they had in lets say 86… We are a little soft

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Tanya Mercado

They are soft. I mean, this is New York. Everybody expects toughness. The Mets are supposed to the blue-collar guys of New York baseball. If were a blue-collar worker, I would be ashamed of them representing me. I fight hard and dirty. I expect the same from my team.

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NYRNYM4Life

I really think that after the last 2 years..we will see a toughness out of the Mets. Remember in 84 the Mets finished 2nd to the Cubs, in 85 the Mets finished 2nd to the Cardinals..we all know what happend in 86. I see this team showing us Mets fans the toughness we blue collar NY’ers expect..just like the 86 Mets did. The wins will follow.

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Tanya Mercado

Considering I was only 3 years old in ’84 and 4 years old in ’85, I really don’t remember. lol But thanks for letting me know.

They don’t have a choice but to show it. Otherwise every Mets fan in New York will chase them all out of town.

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NYRNYM4Life

I really think that after the last 2 years..we will see a toughness out of the Mets. Remember in 84 the Mets finished 2nd to the Cubs, in 85 the Mets finished 2nd to the Cardinals..we all know what happend in 86. I see this team showing us Mets fans the toughness we blue collar NY’ers expect..just like the 86 Mets did. The wins will follow.

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Tanya Mercado

Considering I was only 3 years old in ’84 and 4 years old in ’85, I really don’t remember. lol But thanks for letting me know.

They don’t have a choice but to show it. Otherwise every Mets fan in New York will chase them all out of town.

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