Mets Morning News
David Wright made his return to major league baseball on Friday, and while he grounded out, and the Mets were obliterated by the Marlins, it was a momentous occasion for a man who struggled for two years to get back on the field.
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Ken Davidoff looked at Mickey Callaway’s puzzling quote about why he didn’t help deGrom get a standing ovation at the end of his final start.
The Athletic on what it’s like to prepare to face Jacob deGrom.
Anthony Rieber says deGrom’s been great, but he’s still not as good as Doc Gooden was in 1985.
The New York Times had a fun piece about Mets fans in far-flung corners of the world.
There where, as you might expect, a lot of David Wright tribute pieces yesterday. Here they all are:
Mark Hale on how a duel with Barry Bonds showed what kind of player Wright would be.
Kristie Ackert on how even the stadium staff at Citi Field love Wright and on how Joe McEwing views Wright’s fight to comeback for one last week.
Steven Marcus on how David Wright never gave up hope.
Matt Ehalt on the legacy Wright leaves behind.
John Harper on Howard Johnson views Wright’s career.
Clark Spencer on how Brian Schneider will have been at both Wright’s first and last games.
Matt Ellentuck on the condition that ended Wright’s career, spinal stenosis.
Lee Jenkins on how Wright was everything the Mets could have ever hoped for.
Amy Parlapiano with a fan’s ode to David Wright.
Joel Sherman on Wright being a Mets lifer.
The Yankees being classy for once and taking out a full page ad to salute Wright.
Ken Davidoff on how Wright’s final game should be truly “Amazin.”
Around the National League East
The Braves beat the Phillies to keep their chances of claiming home field advantage in the playoffs statistically alive.
The Rockies clinched a playoff berth by beating the Nationals.
Around Major League Baseball
A federal grand jury is looking into baseball’s international dealings, particularly in Latin America, and it has teams spooked.
The Yankees will host the AL Wild Card game against the Oakland A’s.
The Dodgers moved within one win of the postseason.
Addison Russell’s ex-wife says she wasn’t ready to speak to MLB in 2017, but is ready to talk now.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Alex Nelson looked back at David Wright the prospect, before his days in the big leagues.
There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Marlins series.
Joe Sokolowski returned with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
This Date in Mets History
Casey Stengel, the first manager of the Mets, died on this date in 1975 at the age of 85.