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.
You catch David Wright’s Home run on 9/29. Tough question. Do you....— Darren Meenan (@DarrenJMeenan) September 19, 2018
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.
This is only a tough question if you’re a blatant douche bag— Julia (@jquadddddd) September 19, 2018
I always found it funny that baseball organizations and players always say it’s a business and make decisions accordingly, but as soon as a fan gets something of value they’re expected to “do the right thing” https://t.co/UUW5KIdDNI— Hamilton (@MrSocktober) September 19, 2018
Not a tough question. I give it back to him in a second. Deserves it. Just the chance to meet him, take a picture with him, talk to him for a bit. That would be fine with me.— Jim Livio (@JimLivio) September 19, 2018
And a solid Bronx Tale reference....
See if your father can’t pay the rent, go ask David Wright and see what he tells you.— Sean Carlson (@Nuggsy85) September 19, 2018
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.
If you're hitting the final home game on Thursday at Citi Field, swing by the Marina Lot to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down your sorrows before heading inside.