So! I picked this up on eBay for a song for our daughter Lucy, 10, because she now loves David Wright more than baseball or even the Mets. However, as she becomes more aware of how our world works, she said today, "I hope he doesn't quit the Mets" because they are doing poorly and behaving thuggishly.
There is a heartbreaking notion: what would we do if David Wright goes to another team, ever? It's almost as unthinkable as Derek Jeter leaving the Yankees. The players who are the "face of a team," such as Ichiro on the Mariners, upturn the entire baseball world if they flee. Don't flee, David! Who is the face of your favorite team?
By the way: shortly--this evening--we're going to open a pathetic little blaster of Allen & Ginter. When we do so, please feel free to email us if you need any of the cards, as we won't keep any except Metropolitans...and only certain Mets at that. Just include your address in the email and we'll mail it or them off to you tomorrow, Thursday! A way of saying "hi, we're back."