You catch a David Wright Home Run Ball during his last game. What do you do with it?

You catch a David Wright Home Run Ball during his last game. What do you do with it?

by Darren Meenan September 19, 2018 0 Comments

The Captain has dropped his fair share of bombs. 242 to be exact dating back to his first on July 26, 2004. He's tied with six others for 244th place on the all-time list, and second behind Daryl Strawberry (252) on the Mets' leaderboard. 

 

Wright will be back in action at a capacity-filled Citi Field on Saturday the 29th for what should be the last game of his injury-shortened career. Ticket prices are through the roof on the secondary market, and most Mets fans feel like they have to be in the building.

For whatever reason, neither the Mets or Wright officially acknowledged retirement, but the writing is on the wall and all signs point to that given how last week's press conference went down. Both the Red Sox and Phillies have given him parting gifts, and I'm sure the Nationals have something lined up as well. 

I don't think anyone will be surprised if David has another jack left in his bat. If that happens, and it doesn't land in a bullpen, some lucky fan will wind up with a piece of history in their hands. 

After talking with a buddy this morning about the game, I tossed up this hypothetical.

Even though the "give it back to David" option is the clear leader, you really have no damn idea what you'd do at that exact moment. Remember A-Rod's 500th homer back in 2007? That Yankees fan held out. At the time, that kid was making $30K a year, and it sold for $100K in 2010.

And a solid Bronx Tale reference.... 

I'm a big David Wright dude, and I'd one billion percent give it back, but I wouldn't fault someone who might be down on their luck or on their last dime to think otherwise. "David is a millionaire. I'm not. Give me $10k for it and we're even." 

If (when) David Wright smashes one more home run on the 29th, I'll be waiting patiently in section 142. Might even bring a glove to this one. 

Anyone but Zack Hample. Please.




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