David Wright Talks Golf Game And More In Mets Booth

May 08, 2019 - 5:51 pm
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SAN DIEGO, Cali. (WCBS 880) — David Wright gave Mets fans a lot of great memories over the years and his farewell game last season at Citi Field was something no fan will ever forget.

These days, he serves as an ambassador and special assistant for the team – but he’s also involved with the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park.

“I need that competitive juices that I’m missing from baseball so I've tried to go swing a golf club here and there when my back allows me,” he tells Howie Rose and Wayne Randazzo.

He says he “can't wait to see how those Mets fans and New York fans come out for golf.”

Wright says that while he plays the sport irregularly, he still loves it.

“Even if I can’t go out and swing the club that day, I try to go putt or, you know, do something to compete,” Wright said. “I think that’s one of the biggest things I’m missing from watching the games as opposed to playing it, is just the competing.”

In addition to taking up golf, Wright is also working on a new book with MLB.com writer Anthony DiComo.

“I was hesitant because I never really thought about it,” Wright said.

The book will be a memoir of Wright’s 14-year career with the New York Mets and is due out in the fall of 2020.

Wright said he eventually agreed to the idea so that his children would one day be able to read it and “relive” the night that he played his final game at Citi Field.

For now, Wright continues to work with the Mets and lends a hand in the minor leagues when he can.

He says his current job with the team includes “a little bit of everything” but that he does miss being on the field with the team.

“There’s a lot of things I miss about it, you know, being around the guys the last couple days, the camaraderie, the atmosphere, the shenanigans,” Wright said. “I think the preparation, the competition, but physically, I certainly don't miss that. I don't miss waking up in the morning and then after games.”

Listen to David Wright’s full interview with Howie Rose and Wayne Randazzo above.