Did we sleep on David Wright? I know I did. After moving into the cavernous Citi Field from Shea Stadium (also a pitcher’s park), Wrights numbers plummeted in ’09 (10 HR, 72 RBI). He rebounded for a great year in ’10 (29, 103), only to slip again big time in ’11 (14, 61). With an absurdly deep and towering wall in left and a senselessly jagged right field that was 415 feet in right-center, the Mets finally came to their senses and brought the fences in for 2012. Wright’s confidence seems to have returned and then some, hitting a staggering .500, with an OBP of .550, both leading the league as of 4.19.12.
Wright is also a great defender. A two-time Gold Glover (’07, ’08), Wright has always worn a Wilson A2K DW5—except this season he has a custom model, with tan leather and blue welding and lacing. Much to our disappointment, they do not have the DW5 on Wilson’s Custom Glove Builder, so this version is not an option. However, there are a few color choices online for this 12″ which looks like it plays much bigger.
Wrights sunglasses stumped me for a bit, but eventually I realized he’s wearing the same Gargoyle Rover flip-ups as Tulo, which are available online.
Seamlessly working the following video into this post would be impossible because its completely ridiculous, but I couldn’t resist.
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Despite the much-deserved ribbing he most definitely got in the clubhouse for that trainwreck, the commercial (and his 0.5% stake in VitaminWater) netted him $20 million dollars when the company was sold to Coca-Cola for $4.1 billion dollars in 2007.
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