As I was channel surfing last night I stumbled upon the US-PR WBC game on the MLB Network and I nearly passed out when I saw D-Wright sliding head first into home plate for Team America. Â I figured Wright, the Mets and Mets fans had dodged a bullet when Wright taking in knee to the head was ok but now here comes the separated shoulder and 6 months on the DL but Wright jumped up clapping his hands and was in fine shape. Â So relieved , I went back to Rangers-Canadians on MSG.
After a thrilling Rangers victory in a shootout of the Habs (and a jump to 6th place in the East, I so want the Devils in the first round just to kick Fat Martyâ€™s ass) I flip back over to the classic which is now in the 9th inning just in time to see D-Wright take Fernando Cabreraâ€™ slider that was down and away-a pretty good pitch-the other way (J-Manâ€™s hitting drill comes thru again) for a well placed single to win the game for USA.
As happy as I was for Wright it was still a bit unnerving to see Derek Jeter and Jimmy Rollins grabbing Wright and hugging him during the celebration. I bet Jeter wishes his third baseman was hot like ours