David Wright Opens Up About His New Role

March 18, 2019 - 2:49 pm
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By Ray Martel

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (WCBS 880) -- It’s been a whirlwind of emotions the past few years for David Wright.

Injuries had taken a toll on the former superstar third baseman, but in late September, the captain gave the Mets one last great moment when he played in his final game in front of a sold out Citi Field.

For one night the record didn’t matter, and when it was over, the ceremony and the celebration was something no Met fan will ever forget.

Now, Wright is onto a new career with the Mets as a special assistant to GM Brodie Van Wagenen.

He talked to the media about how his responsibility has changed.

"It's a little strange putting on a different uniform, that was the biggest decision I had to make today. I was like, 'What do I wear?' I'm so used to coming in and changing into uniform so it's pretty neat being on the other side," Wright said.

He said he looks forward to being around the game and the team.

“Tomorrow I’m going over there (to the minor league complex) to work with the third baseman, and that’s something that certainly interests me," Wright said. “I want to be available because that was important when I was a young player, having guys like Al (Leiter) and Johnny (Franco) to be able to ask the questions that seem dumb, but can help you get a little more comfortable in the clubhouse, and I think that’s something I can provide.”

Wright provided many memories, and hopes that he can help the next “David Wright” on his way to the big leagues.

Listen to the full interview above