Hmm…Can anyone smell how close baseball season and the mets drive towards a title is away? Almost 1 month and i can get off the medication in which i have been taking to calm myself over the last game in which the mets were in. Its been a while, many sleepless nights,many many sleepless nights thinking of that piece of **** Yadier…Ah forget it, I wont vent my frustrations now as im in a good mood. I have been going around searching for new pictures and i generally come across alot but this one made me smile. Just thinking about how the mets are once again taking the heart of the city back, I can feel it. There is alot of turmoil going around on the other team in NY’S left side of the infield and our infield is so happy together, It brings back memories or Rey Ordonez and Edgardo alfonzo and Olerud And Robin (Vacuum) Ventura, Wow i think back after looking at the best infield ever;s stats and think the mets were so much fun to watch back then but now, This can be the most exciting team in the mets history( Regardless of their pitching). I know the mets pitching is not amazing and is very old but i think that the mets young guns will shoulder the load until Pedro dominicano comes back to full form in July or August. Just think about this people, We have the best left side of the infield in baseball (Yes even over the yankees).
Another funny story in which i had the other day with a yankee fan. Heres the convo.
ME: Hey, You guys ready for another year?
Yankee fan: Yeah, We are ready for another soon to be title, what is that number 80 in the career?
ME: 80 Huh? Wow you guys are cocky for a team that builds around a payroll of 200 mill a year
Yankee fan: Yeah whatever, We are taking it all the way this year, We should have last year but it will only make us stronger this year
ME: Dont you know that your left side of the infield sleeps with each other? Literally, they have sleepovers 4 or 5 times a night with no women, Isnt that kind of weird?
Yankee Fan: No thats not weird, Thats perfectly fine with me, I have sleepovers with my friends still.
Me: How old are you?
Yankee fan: 43.
Me: I see. But when you think about it, Dont you want to see an exciting team who plays with heart not worrying about the size of their wallets?
Yankee fan: No, Im all about the wins and we had alot over the years.
Me: All i can say is that its a new season, One in which i predict right now that the Mets will win the division again, and the Yankees will lose to the sox by 6 games.
Yankee fan: Yeah okay, I think someone needs to get off the drugs.
Me: Correct on that part , But thats stricly medical drugs i was given to pass the time from that painful loss from the …Ur, i wont even say it.
Yankee Fan: Yeah thats right.The Cardinals.
Me: Yeah i know,It was the toughest loss in my life but nothing compares to that beating you guys took from the Sox in 2004 after holding a 3-0 lead, I just thought id remind you of that loss.The biggest collapse in the history of the Yankees and baseball and any sports history, It doesnt get much worse than that.
Yankee fan: You got me there.
Me: Mets are going to the world series and this year winning it. Just remember, the sox went to the alcs in 2003 against the yankees and lost in a heartbreaker 7 game series. The mets lost in a heartbreaker to the cards in 7 games. The next season the sox won it all by outlasting the yankees and beating the Cards. This year the mets will do what the Sox did and win a title.
METS IN 2007
Surrounded by reporters and cameras as he sat in the first-base dugout Monday at Legends Field, A-Rod played true confessions, acknowledging they no longer have sleepovers and don’t go out together all the time anymore.
"People start assuming that things are a lot worse than what they are, which they’re not. But they’re obviously not as great as they used to be. We were like blood brothers," Rodriguez said. "You don’t have to go to dinner with a guy four, five times a week to do what you’re doing. It’s actually much better than all you guys expect, but I just want to let the truth be known."
Since Rodriguez was acquired by the Yankees in 2004, their relationship has been analyzed and dissected, a soap-opera sidebar to New York’s repeated postseason failures.
Until now, A-Rod had denied their relationship had changed. Sitting in jeans and a black sweat jacket, Rodriguez said it was "important" that people heard the truth directly from him.
"Let’s make a contract," Rodriguez said after the first Jeter question. "You don’t ask me about Derek anymore, and I promise I’ll stop lying to all you guys."
"The reality is there’s been a change in the relationship over 14 years and, hopefully, we can just put it behind us," he went on. "You go from sleeping over at somebody’s house five days a week, and now you don’t sleep over. It’s just not that big of a deal." (whatt)
"They’re probably not as tight as they used to be (Hmm), but it’s not a situation where they don’t look at each other and don’t say, ‘Hi.’ They’re teammates and they’re still friends," Jason Giambi said.
During the offseason, former Yankee Darryl Strawberry said Jeter needs to "embrace" Rodriguez. A-Rod said he didn’t feel Jeter needed to support him more.
"I’m a big boy. I’m 31 years old now, so I should be able to help myself out there," he said. "I care about what he thinks about me on the field. I think it’s important for us to be on the right page. And we are. We’re here to win a championship together."
While Rodriguez won the AL MVP award for the second time in 2005, he was booed for stretches at Yankee Stadium last season, when he hit made 24 errors. Some thought that if Jeter spoke out on A-Rod’s behalf, fans would go easier on him.
"Derek can’t stop the fans from booing. They boo all of us," catcher Jorge Posada said.
And then came another abysmal postseason for Rodriguez. He’s 4-for-41 (.098) without an RBI in his last 12 playoff games dating to 2004. He got just one hit in last year’s playoff loss to Detroit.
"I stunk. And when you stink, sometimes, you have to call it," he said. "I went 1-for-14 last year with an error and that’s pretty lousy."
As the Yankees were eliminated in Game 4, he was dropped to eighth in the batting order for the first time in a decade.
"It was very disappointing," he said. "Yes, I was embarrassed."
Rodriguez is entering the seventh season of his $252 million, 10-year contract, a deal he signed with the Texas Rangers. He can terminate the agreement after the season, forfeit the $72 million owed in the final three years and become a free agent. He also could pressure New York for an extension.
Rodriguez knows his contract has made him a target, adding to his burden. Still, he doesn’t mind.
"I love being the highest-paid player in the game. It’s pretty cool. I like making that money.
Mets in 07!
As you all know or some of you know, I created this Vote for David post a while back before the all star game to try and add more David votes as he was still far behind Scott Rolen so i decided with a few emails from some readers to create the "would you vote for David to be President of the U.S post? " A interested reader wanted me to create a poll to see if the many wrightoholics or angry yankee fans would like to see David in a possible career change as soon as he finishes baseball. So please vote on the left hand corner and tell us all what you think!
Homerun for Hickey Freeman and the David Wright Foundation!
February 01, 2007
On Tuesday January 30th, Hickey Freeman hosted a “Dress Like David” event at their 5th Ave store to benefit the David Wright Foundation.
The evening of shopping, socializing and style took place from 6 – 8 and was attended by approximately 100 people. The windows of the store were decorated with foundation logo, baseballs and models of David’s suits. Adding to the festive atmosphere were the limitless supply of Wrightini’s provided by VitaminWater, the delicious Hor D’ourevres and gift certificates from the store worth $100 that helped everyone get in the latest Hickey Freeman fashions.
Thanks to everyone at Hickey Freeman for putting the event together and making this remarkable night a success, Julie, Phil, Paulette and everyone involved at the store. Also, thank you to Mark Levine for photography and, of course Hallie and the VitaminWater team for their continuous support.
Thanks again to everyone who was able to share this special evening with the Hickey Freeman and the foundation. We thank you for your continued support of our charitable efforts!
A big thank you from me to everyone who attended the event,It truly goes to an amazing cause and David,the foundation and i thank you deep down inside for helping.
DAVID Wright knows he is living the dream, but nothing off the field
can compare with this past Monday night when Wright was quietly
invited to the to have dinner with President Bush.
"You talk about all the off-the-field perks I’ve had," Wright said
yesterday from the Mets spring training complex in Port St.
Lucie, "this one tops them all. I had goose bumps all night."
The Mets All-Star third baseman was invited to a "baseball dinner"
along with San Diego’s Trevor Hoffman, Toronto’s Vernon Wells, Cubs
manager Lou Piniella, broadcaster Tim McCarver and journalist George
Will, a baseball zealot, has helped the president organize such
dinners in the past and reached out to Omar Minaya, who worked for
the Rangers when Bush was the managing general partner of the club.
Minaya suggested Wright be invited, along with Julio Franco, who
could not attend because of a family illness. About a month ago,
Wright was quietly given a verbal invite.
Each person was allowed to bring one guest. McCarver was there with a
friend. The others took their wives. Since Wright is not married, he
brought along his father Rhon, a history buff.
"My father has met some famous people, but I’ve never seen him in awe
like this," Wright said. "His jaw dropped when he met the president."
This was not some quick photo op. This was a relaxed dinner, followed
by a presidential tour of the Oval Office – three hours of the
ultimate American experience. Wright and his father loved every
minute of it.
"To have dinner in the
and sitting across from the president, the leader of the free world,
it was a once in a lifetime experience," David said with pride. "I’m
just so happy I was able to bring my father."
Rhon, assistant chief of the
said, "it was an amazing night. The president was extremely
Most of the talk centered on baseball and history.
"The president had something in common with David," Rhon said. "They
talked about working out, strength and conditioning, that sort of
"The president was so approachable and knew everything that’s going
on with the Mets," David said. "The man definitely knows his
After having dinner on the second floor, the president took the time
to show his guests the Resolute presidential desk, which was first
used by Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880, and all the different items from
past presidents adorning the desk.
"He explained how Ronald Reagan had to have the desk raised two
inches because of his height," Rhon said.
"To have the president walk you around and show you all the
paintings – George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan – it
was unbelievable, " David said.
"You’re almost floored just walking into the
you’re in a place where so many important decisions are made," added
David, who recently turned 24. "It was surreal. I got the chance to
walk in the same footsteps of all those great people."
Having Piniella in the group paid dividends. "He had so many funny
stories," Rhon said. "And he can tell a story."
Noted David, "I was genuinely touched by how warm and inviting
President Bush and his wife were. Knowing how busy the president is,
for him to spend that much time with us was really something
Wright bought a couple baseballs for the president to autograph and
got some parting gifts for his brothers, including pins and golf
balls embossed with the presidential seal.
Another highlight was that the guests passed around their dinner
menus – the main course was roasted lamb – for each to sign. Each
guest was able to take that autographed menu home.
David also had his picture taken with the president by the
in a special place.
"Just to think that someday I’ll be able to show that picture to my
kids and my grandkids and tell them about what an incredible night it
was," Wright said.
It is a presidential tradition that championship teams visit the
"With spring training starting, it’s time to get to work and,
hopefully," Wright said, "I can go back to the after the
season with all the Mets."
That would mean his baseball dreams have come true, as well.
NOTE: Actual conversation i heard as i was picking up my Mets 1986 dvd collection.
AROD: How does my frosted hair look?
Girl: Well it looks like your trying to shave about 8 years off of your age to look like the other third basemen in NY.
AROD: How dare you say that about me! I am the best third basemen in NY and all over the world.
Girl: Well you are the best in something, You lead the universe in errors and you almost beat my brothers little league record of errors in one season.
AROD: Well, i hope he learns from my book.
Girl: I hope you learned as well. We need a title here in this side of NY again and it seems like the other team is trying to steal our thunder.
AROD: Yes, they are a much easier team to watch and that is why i frost my hair, to try and bring in some of those fake bandwagon fans who left us to move to that other team in NY.
Girl: Why do you frost your hair again?
AROD: Well, truthfully, I just wish i can be like David Wright, hes so young, he runs an amazing foundation (www.davidwrightfoundation.com ) ,He hits to every part of the field and also can pick it at third. I just wish the great lord can grace me with 8 years so i can be David’s age and we can hang out and he can show me how to be a winner, on and off the field.
The David Wright Foundation is a charitable, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization founded in 2005 by David Wright of the New York Mets. The sole purpose and mission of the foundation is to provide financial support and raise awareness for those in need and to financially support other charitable organizations. The foundation pays special attention to Multiple Sclerosis and children’s causes, and maintains its focus on the New York City and Norfolk, Virginia metropolitan areas.
- All of our beneficiaries are hand selected based on our areas of focus. As of right now, we do not fund any unsolicited proposals. In addition, as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, the IRS will not allow us to donate money or memorabilia to individuals.
We are run through the generosity of our volunteers and supporters. Through the collective effort of everyone involved, we hope to accomplish our goals for many years to come.
The David Wright Foundation
279 West 117th Street, #6N
New York, NY 10026
So please people, make a donation. It goes to an amazing cause and each dollar, cent can go a long way, Possibly longer than one of David’s Home Run balls.
DO THE WRIGHT THING!
Jeez, I have been sitting around and wondering when baseball season will come. Im begging someone to freeze me so i can wake up in April and watch the mets bash the Cardinals on opening night, a beating in which im going to guareentee now for what they did to me (and millions of other mets fans) in game 7 of the playoffs. I dont even want to think about that right now so ill l eave that subject alone as i just will keep on getting angry and throw my dogs against the wall.
Another picture which makes me smile.