8.16.2009

Thinking of David Wright.

After taking off some time with our cousin Rob, a very cool dude visiting us from Brooklyn, we turn on the computer to find that in addition to all the other Mets travails, David Wright was hit square on the helmet by a 94-mph fastball yesterday (delivered by Matt Cain during the fourth inning of the team's 3-2 loss to the Giants). Wright was hit above the ear hole in the fourth inning, sending his batting helmet flying and himself sprawling to the ground. Now, David's CT scan came back negative, but he does have a concussion. He was put on the disabled list today. It's even conceivable that he may miss the rest of the season depending on how further tests come out. The Mets will probably be extra cautious about David after rushing back Ryan Church from multiple concussions last year. DW is batting .324 with eight homers and 55 RBIs and had missed only one game for the banged-up Mets this season. The club is already without Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran, and the pitching staff is missing J.J. Putz, John Maine, and Jon Niese.
So our message to David is, please get well. We're worried about you. And thank you for providing us so much happiness.
Cousin Rob brought a Mets baseball for Lucy (it looks squished in this scan, but honest, it's not), and

a framed photograph that doesn't fit in the scanner.

She wanted to post all her binder pages of He, but thanks to the generosity of blogger and reader friends, that would pretty much take constant scanning until after midnight. So here are two, including one page that shows her favorite David Wright Stance.

On August 14, we posted about the new helmet that David has expressed willingness to wear. Believe it or not, we had a feeling. So when DW comes back to play after this frightening experience, perhaps he will be sporting that new S100. We are among those who will not care one iota if it doesn't look cool.

10 comments:

night owl said...

A bad day for both David and Hiroki Kuroda (whose episode was even more frightening to watch, if you can imagine that being possible).

Amazingly, both seem like they're going to be OK. I hope they'll be OK enough to play soon, too.

McCann Can Triple said...

He was so lucky not to have been hurt worse. A concussion is nothing to make light of, but the fact that a ball hurled at 94 mph hit him in the head... it is a miracle that was all that happened.

Motherscratcher said...

I coldn't believe it as I was atching the replays. The first thing I thought of was Dinged Corners and your post. It seems like everyone was getting plugged in the melon all of a sudden. I'm so glad that everyone seems to be coming out of everything OK.

I can't think of a single reason not to wear the new helmets.

Jeremy said...

That 2008 card is great. I love the dirt on his pants and the stance is nice too. I didn't see the hit yet, but I hope he's okay.

Tim said...

Thank God everybody was safe that day and nobody started a fight. I hope and pray that David can make a full recovery and not end up getting post concussion syndrome.

--David said...

When I saw the replay, two things came to mind: Dinged Corners and David's comments on the new helmet. I hope he will be okay, and I also imagine he will gladly be first in line for the headgear.

Dallas Cowboys Picks said...

Scary moment for the Mets. Hopefully recovery from this will be quick and I sure hope Cain didn't do this on purpose

capewood said...

There was an article in the NY Times about a new, safer batting helmet developed by Rawlings just a few days before Wright got beaned. Jeff Francoeur had this to say in the article:

“No, I am absolutely not wearing that,” Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur said with a laugh after seeing a prototype, as if he were being asked to put a pumpkin on his head. “I could care less what they say, I’m not wearing it. There’s got to be a way to have a more protective helmet without all that padding. It’s brutal. We’re going to look like a bunch of clowns out there.”

I wonder if he's changed his mind?

dc said...

Cliff, see post below.

capewood said...

What a dope I am. I knew I had read the story about the new helmets but I thought I'd read it in the NY Time on-line. Here it turns out I read it on your blog.