A look back at David Wright’s final game with the Mets

My super-fan Sporty tells me that this is the 4th anniversary of David Wright’s final game with the Mets.  Other than the Wright part of it, I am sure this was actually the worst baseball game ever played – with the Mets and Marlins playing a dreadful game that went into extra innings.  I would have been long gone except I wanted to see DW address the crowd…..

…we stayed and stayed, and the game broke my son.  He hasn’t been to Citi Field since, nor have I.  It proved that baseball is indeed unwatchable in its current form.

But aside from baseball being awful, it was nice to see David summon all his strength to get out there one last time.

Maybe baseball died that night along with David’s career, and it just took a pandemic, three wild cards, a little too many Keith-less games, a combined no-hitter and ghost runners for me to notice that baseball is indeed a thing of the past.

Also, hadn’t noticed – apparently David changed t-shirts that night from illegal orange to blue.

Some Pete Alonso stats for ya, from the Mets

Pete Alonso has hit 40 home runs this season…He is the first player in franchise history to record multiple seasons with 40 or more home runs…Only two players this season have recorded 40 or more home runs – Aaron Judge and Kyle Schwarber…Alonso has 22 career homers vs. the Marlins, tied for fourth-most among active players and tied for 19th all-time…David Wright (26) is the only Met with more.

Pete Alonso has set a new franchise single-season RBI record with 131 this season…His 131 RBI tops the majors…Only once before in franchise history has a Met finished the season with the most RBI…Howard Johnson recorded a career-best 117 RBI in 1991 to lead the National League…He has 27 game-winning RBI this season, the most since the stat was first tracked in 1974…His 35 go-ahead RBI are tied for the second-most in a single season in Mets history…Keith Hernandez had 36 go-ahead RBI in 1985.

Pete Alonso has recorded 17 home runs with runners in scoring position…His 16 home runs lead the major leagues and sets a new franchise record, previously held by Todd Hundley (15) in 1996…Alonso has surpassed his home run total from 2021 with 40 home runs…The only Mets to have 37 or more home runs in consecutive seasons are Alonso, Darryl Strawberry (1987-88) and Mike Piazza (1999-2000)…Alonso and Strawberry are the only two Mets to reach 37 home runs in year three times.

The Mets are saddened by the devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona…Families, children and homes are all without much needed necessities including power, clean water and a safe place to sleep…To show our support, the Amazin’ Mets Foundation, along with Mets players and coaches, are partnering with Team Rubicon and Global Empowerment Mission to help those in need in Puerto Rico…Please join the Mets in our relief efforts by donating to help the victims of Hurricane Fiona by visiting teamrubiconusa.org and globalempowermentmission.org.

The Mets starting pitchers staff has recorded 70 wins this season… That is the third-most in the majors…The last time the Mets starting staff recorded more than 70 wins was in 1990, when the starting staff went 73-56.

If the Wilpons did this: LOL Mets announce Amazin’ Deli Interactive Experience

METS BUILD AMAZIN’ DELI SET AT CITI FIELD 

FLUSHING, N.Y., September 27, 2022 – The New York Mets are excited to announce the installation of the Amazin’ Deli interactive experience….

 

….at Citi Field. This unique experience will allow fans the opportunity to take pictures in front of the set used for all promotional materials during the 2022 season. The Amazin’ Deli will be located behind section 131 in the left-field corner starting tonight.

Fans will have the unique opportunity to pose on the same set used by their favorite players. The set was built and designed by the New York Mets and Murmuration Inc. and was used as the backdrop for all promotional and scoreboard material during the 2022 season.

In addition to photos, fans can order the “October Special” and other Mets Postseason gear at the adjacent team store. Available for purchase from the deli counter in the store, the “October Special” is a one-of-a-kind Amazin’ Deli themed T-shirt. Both the T-shirt and a hoodie featuring a sketch of the deli will be exclusively available in the adjacent store.

Mets Chase Jersey – for big time Mets fans like you!

Now that the Mets have made the playoffs and you want to show off what a True Believer you always were – you’re going to need a jersey to go along with your playoff tickets.  Introducing the Chase jersey.

A big time Mets fan like you recognizes the familiar Mets font and colors.  Your fellow fans will know you didn’t just stop off at Walmart on Saturday and bought the first thing you saw.  YOU are a true Mets fan who loves Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor.

Yo that Mets cap is MONEY!

The New York Mets Money 59FIFTY Fitted Cap features an embroidered money themed Mets logo at the front panels, a celebratory sidepatch at the right-wear side, and a matching MLB Batterman logo at the rear above a league script. Additional details include a green undervisor and money clip on the visor.