Sometimes you get players that just transcend rivalries. David Wright is one of those players. The Mets have to pay homage to a player that will go down in the annals of Mets history.and even the Subway Series rival Yankees
In a New York Post 10-page special edition paying tribute to Wright's career with the Mets, the Yankees made the awesome gesture of taking a page out to give credit where it's due. It's a little thing, but it's a great way for the Yankees to send off a guy that played in Queens.
"The New York Yankees congratulate David Wright on a distinguished career," the ad says. As succinct as you'd expect from the Yankees.
Wright is retiring due to spinal stenosis that has kept him out for two years. Despite a number of efforts to come back, it simply wasn't feasible to do so.
Expect to see a lot of Wright fanfare over the next few days. It's been a long season for the Mets (and their fans), and this is definitely a bittersweet way to end it.
The Mets close their season against the Marlins on Sunday, but Saturday will be Wright's final game.