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David Wright has no regrets about playing in the WBC

Mar 17, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

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David Wright reported back to Mets camp on Sunday morning and offered some perspective for those wanting to blame the World Baseball Classic on his back injury. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin has the message:

“You can get hurt in spring training,” the third baseman said. “You can get hurt before spring training. Playing baseball, there’s some risk that comes along with that, whether it’s in Port St. Lucie or Arizona or Miami. … Unfortunately things like that happen. It has nothing to do with the tournament itself. It has everything to do with some bad luck.”

Wright was given a cortisone shot Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. He can’t say for sure whether he’s going to be able to be a member of the Mets’ starting lineup on Opening Day.

“It’s not nearly as bad as it was,” Wright told reporters on Sunday. “I can definitely feel it.”

The 30-year-old batted .438/.526/.750 with 10 RBI in four World Baseball Classic games.

  1. indaburg - Mar 17, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Nor should he. As we’ve seen, players can get injured fetching sandwiches, throwing out gum, surprising their children, sneezing, by a pop-up machine attack, and of course, during meaningless spring training games. He got hurt doing what he enjoys.

    • unclemosesgreen - Mar 17, 2013 at 7:18 PM

      Don’t forget carrying what I’m assuming was a very large amount of venison from Todd Helton up the apartment stairway. – Clint Barmes

    • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2013 at 7:20 PM

      He’s a little cutie. You could offer to assist in his healthcare…

      • cur68 - Mar 17, 2013 at 7:53 PM

        Bet she’d like him, too. His fantasy football team is named “Call-it-an-E5″ or something similar. Man’s got a sense of humour, is so insanely good at sports he’s megabucks rich, and look at that handsome shithead’s face: I would love to smash a pie right into it, just to ugly it up a little.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2013 at 8:04 PM

        Gee, when you sell it that way…

        Hello, I’m Nurse Bosch and this won’t hurt a bit… ;)

      • indaburg - Mar 17, 2013 at 8:45 PM

        Mmmmhmmm.. I would have no problem being his personal nurse. I could be totally professional. Like Michael Young. Those big baby brown eyes, long lashes, and smile that could melt an iceberg… um, what were we talking about?

      • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

        How have we not come up with a rating system yet? lol

      • indaburg - Mar 17, 2013 at 9:14 PM

        A rating system? They’re human beings, not objects to be dissected by parts for our own amusement…

        lol, who am I kidding? Totally a 9. I don’t know if I can have a rating system. Too many intangibles–intelligence, sense of humor, athletic ability, looks, community involvement and charity work, dessert preference…

        Pagan’s up to bat. Low intelligence but makes up for it.

      • cur68 - Mar 17, 2013 at 9:38 PM

        Pagan. Bleh. Another handsome shithead.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2013 at 9:40 PM

        MVA!

  2. stex52 - Mar 17, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Point taken, but I wonder what his management is saying to him right now.

    • chill1184 - Mar 17, 2013 at 6:57 PM

      Im pretty sure Alderson isnt going to say anything and knew the risks of allowing Wright to play.

      • paperlions - Mar 17, 2013 at 7:39 PM

        Alderson couldn’t prevent Wright from playing if he wanted to….teams can only hold a player back if the player is currently injured and incapable of playing or if the player finished the previous year on the DL. Otherwise, the team has no say whatsoever.

    • indaburg - Mar 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

      “Oh, man, you just killed our play-off chances?” :-)

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