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David Wright feels bad for the Wilpons

Feb 7, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

David Wright

Kevin Kernan is down in Port St. Luice and he caught up with early spring training arrival David Wright.  Wright opined about the Wilpon-Madoff mess:

“I’ve become very close with the Wilpon family over the years.  They’ve done a lot for me. And I feel for them, just having to go through this. I called Jeff a few days ago just to let him know that I was thinking about him and if he needed anything from me, I’m there for him.”

Wilpon then asked David Wright for $300 million.

OK, maybe not.  Wright went on:

“Getting down here and playing baseball you don’t have to listen to every day what’s going on in that situation. It’s almost like once you walk across these lines; it’s almost like a sanctuary. That’s one of the best things for me to get back out on the baseball field. You don’t have to think about everything.’’

The turmoil of a club’s business doesn’t impact the fans as directly as it does the members of a team, but it does affect us.  And of course, most of us have stress and uncertainty of one form or another in our own lives.  Spring training and baseball serves as a sanctuary for us too.

We’re a little over two weeks until actual spring training games start. The beauty of the electronic age allows us to watch a lot of them or, at the very least, follow them live in one way or another.  When they do — or even when the mitts start popping next week — the world will be a better place.

  1. PanchoHerreraFanClub - Feb 7, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    One has to wonder if Wright will feel differently when there is no meal money on the first roadtrip not to mention no paycheck.

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 7, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    He has guts to comment on this situation, I’ll give him that.

  3. lja76 - Feb 8, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    its not guts… its being real and honest. the truth hurts but at the end its the best approach to take. why try to go around the truth, especially when u got anti mets media constantly attacking them for any move they do. grant it, the mets the past couple of years has given the media numerous oppurtunities to abuse them. but with this madoff mess, media is gonna have a field day. so the best option for wright is to just be honest. and if someone doesnt like…. sucks for you. LETS GO METS!!!! and beep u madoff, wilpons, and everyone else who are sleeping on the mets!

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