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David Wright to be named Mets team captain

Mar 18, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

David Wright

Andy Martino reports that the Mets are going to name David Wright “Team Captain” before Opening Day:

Team officials refuse to confirm until all plans are finalized, but a person aware of the process said that Wright would want to speak with teammates before officially accepting such an honor. Also, it has not yet been decided whether Wright will wear a “C” on his jersey, such as former Boston catcher Jason Varitek, or simply receive the title, such as Derek Jeter.

Still unclear is what the hell a Captain does on a baseball team. I mean, I think he gets to call it at the coin toss before each game. Or maybe he is the only person on the ice who gets to talk to the refs about the rules and such. But I simply do not know!

  1. sdelmonte - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    He’s already Captain America, so isn’t this a comedown?

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      only the Mets would make this a BIG production.
      David you are now the leader of those scrubs.
      there you go.

      • thebadguyswon - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:46 PM

        A Yankees fan making fun of a team making a “production” out of something. Its sad when you don’t even realize how stupid you are.

    • thebadguyswon - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM

      Most definitely.

  2. shaggylocks - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    I think he gets to pick which flavor of Sno Cone the team gets after each win.

    • 2077james - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      Also gets to pull the funniest face when throwing the ball.

  3. chacochicken - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    You mean the new NY Mets Amway® team captain, right?

  4. okwhitefalcon - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Naming a “Captain” let alone wearing the “C” in baseball is just goofy.

    It makes for a helluva drinking game though.

    Next time you watch a Yankee game, take a shot every time the broadcasters refer to Jeter as “The Captain”.

    You’ll be hammered by the 2nd inning.

  5. cur68 - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    My favourite pic of him! I giggle helplessly every time I see that one. It will be henceforth known as “The Captain Goofy Pic”.

    • Jonny 5 - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      Please, no making fun of the El-capi-tan.

      • cur68 - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

        Dude, he’s making his “Oh!!-face”. How couldn’t you not laugh?

  6. 13arod - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    why did it take this long

  7. randygnyc - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Anyone know if the Mets have ever had a captain before? If so, who and who was the last one? Thx.

    • okwhitefalcon - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      I think Keith Hernandez wore a “C” for a while with the Mets.

      Although the “C” may not have been to designate “Captain”….

    • mrfloydpink - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    • papasadappa - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      Gary Carter and John Franco were also captains

  8. multiplemiggs - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    The mets have had xaptains before the last one to wear the “C” was John Franco. Kieth Hernandez also wore the C. Well deserved David Wright!

  9. randygnyc - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Thanks. Figured Carter and Hernandez. Not surprised about Franco, either. Speaking of closers, I suppose that Mariano Rivera would’ve been captain for the Yankees had Jeter not been there.

  10. The Dangerous Mabry - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    You’ve managed to remind me of a great moment many years ago in high school. We were reading the Scarlet Letter, and the teacher asked a delinquent friend of mine what the “A” on Hester Prynne’s chest meant. He responded that it meant she could talk to the refs when the captain wasn’t on the ice. I found that a lot funnier than our teacher did.

  11. multiplemiggs - Mar 18, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Carter never wore the C nor was he captain

    • thebadguyswon - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:51 PM

      Yes, he most certainly was captain.

  12. multiplemiggs - Mar 18, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    every caycher is automatically captain, unless given to someone else but carter never wore a C

    • thebadguyswon - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      Gary Carter was named captain. They had four captains. Hernandez, then Carter, then Franco later on. And now Wright.

      • thebadguyswon - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:22 PM

        You must enjoy being wrong.

  13. whitesoxman77 - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    I mean, that’s okay you can leave out Paul Konerko and mention Derek Jeter as people who were named captain and just received the title. He gets overlooked in every other facet of Major League Baseball anyway so why not overlook PK’s leadership too?

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