The Wright Stuff

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O Captain! My Captain!

Last night, the New York Mets and their fan base said goodbye to their All Star Captain David Wright. A fan favorite for years until injury derailed an excellent career, the third baseman had not played in two years and had to work through a vigorous rehab regime to get back to playing shape. Unfortunately, Wright came to the realization this summer that his body will just not respond. As a tribute, the Mets activated and started Wright at third base where he played alongside friend and teammate Jose Reyes one last time. Wright received the first pitch of the game from his 2 year old daughter Olivia. He played the first four innings of the game before being pulled from the game to a long standing ovation at Citi Field. Wright had one routine put out from third base on a ground ball and got to bat twice – grounding out once and drawing a walk.

The Mets would win the game over the Miami Marlins 1-0 in 13 innings.

We wish David Wright the best of luck in his retirement years.

How Do You Know If Your Football Team Is Terrible?

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If your starting cornerback decides to retire at halftime because things are going so bad. Just ask the Buffalo Bills…

Vontae Davis announced at halftime to a teammate that he wasn’t coming back out of the locker room and that he “was done”. The Bills trailed 28-6 at halftime and ultimately lost 31-20 to the Los Angeles Chargers. The team was reported to be flabbergasted by the actions of the veteran saying they’d never seen that at any level of football in which they’ve played.

Now that’s scary.

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Let’s Play Like Perez #12

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The Captain Calls It A Day

New York Mets superstar third baseman David Wright announced today what is effectively his retirement. Not having played since May of 2016, Wright has worked diligently to try to get himself back into playing shape, but after battling spinal stenosis and various other surgeries, has finally determined his body will never be in game shape again. In an emotional press conference, the team announced that Wright will be activated for the final homestand of the year on September 25th and will start at third base on September 29th against the Florida Marlins in what will be his farewell game.

We wish David Wright the best. A true fan favorite and one of the best players in New York Mets franchise history.

A Salsa Into The Sunset

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Victor Cruz, the dynamic wide receiver who helped the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots in the 2011 Super Bowl has announced his retirement after 7 years in the NFL. Known for his salsa dancing after each touchdown scored, his production fell off in recent years due to injury. He has accepted a position as an NFL Analyst with ESPN. We wish him well…

A Nice Island To Retire To…

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NFL veteran Darrelle Revis announced his retirement today after 11 years in pro football. One of the greatest cornerbacks to ever play the game, he played for the New York Jets, New England Patriots (where he won a Super Bowl), Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Known as “Revis Island”, opposing quarterbacks feared throwing in his direction as he was one of the best against the wide receivers he faced. It was only after injury and age caught up to the superstar that his production fell off. His next stop will almost certainly be Canton, Ohio and the football Hall of Fame.

And the Jets ownership should be sent to this island for letting him go in the prime of his career…

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