David Wright is giddy to catch Mike Piazza

Mets took Wright out to dinner, wouldn’t let him pay

The Mets surprised David Wright and took him out to dinner to mark his 10th anniversary in the major leagues.

Wright tried to pay, as usual, but the team refused.

The team captain said he was touched by the gesture.


Listen to Wright talk about the dinner and his 10 years in the MLB…




36 comments
Janet Matrai
Janet Matrai

You people are sick. They did something nice for him., the team mates, not the organization . The Mets need new owners, that is where the problem is

Mark Miller
Mark Miller

BREAKING NEWS: Fred Wilpon spent money! how generous of him

Todd Rutler
Todd Rutler

Of course they didn't think about the CBA implications of this. They have now lost their first round pick for next year due to illegal benefits. 

wingo43
wingo43

That's a nice story.


And now how about David start hitting some HRs?

knuckler
knuckler

The Wilpons paid for the appetizers but said the entrée won't be ready until 2016

Sean Matrai
Sean Matrai

and will never let him go to the playoffs again

Bryan McEntee
Bryan McEntee

Did they take him to Shake Shack or Brooklyn Burger?

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

I have this image of bartolo ordering first and after about 10 min, the waitress says, "alright, I'll put that order in..." turns and walks away thinking that he just ordered for the team to make it simple...while Bartolo says, "the rest of the guys need to order too!"

rivegauche610
rivegauche610

@metsblog well, considering how much he is paid, he could probably afford to take the entire town of Wapakoneta, Ohio, to dinner.

hankypanky
hankypanky

That dinner was a business expense which is a write-off on one's Income Tax. Sorry.

Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

I'm surprised it didn't say "Wright not allowed to leave until he paid"

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Cheers David on 10 years with the Metsies . . Lets Go Mets!

Vahid Bacchus
Vahid Bacchus

I bet he left the tip since the mets can't afford both

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Congratulations David, Great Job!!!

Russ Sullivan
Russ Sullivan

Now that was funny. Sad at the same time though. Feel so bad for wright being with this doomed organization

Julie Seaford
Julie Seaford

Guess I'll be the oddball and make a positive comment...that is great :)

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

So now he's a 10-5 guy?  I guess all that trading him talk can go out the window....

supert
supert

Well good to see they put the $3.5M they saved by trading Ike Davis to good use.

John Lucarelli
John Lucarelli

Mets took Wright to the playoffs once, wouldn't let him win.

Ricky Tan
Ricky Tan

Great now we can't sign anyone over the winter why did you have to get dessert David god

Steven Dimartino
Steven Dimartino

In other news, the Wilpons have told the team that because they paid for dinner there will be no toilet paper for the next month and to bring your own.

completely
completely

What a swell guy - who cares if he remains almost completely silent in public about the unacceptable priorities of management and lets years of noncompetitive baseball and his career pass in the process?


I can only assume we're talking about individuals who work for the Mets springing for dinner, not the team itself. 

wladair
wladair

@metsblog very nice gesture by the guys, showing their respect and loyalty to their Captain