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Danielle's guide to Citi Field


After scoping out Citi Field, Danielle has compiled a guide to the Mets' new stadium, complete with transportation, tickets, batting practice, seating, food, shopping, attractions, and miscellaneous information.

You can check out Danielle's Guide to Citi Field by clicking here.


There is also a printable .pdf guide available on the page, which you can bring to the stadium with you.



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Launched in June of 2008, The Wright Stuff is your NUMBER ONE source for all things David Wright, third baseman for the New York Mets. Linked via popular sites such as Metsblog and mentioned on various radio shows, The Wright Stuff is constantly growing and expanding. As a result, we continue to solidify our reputation as the best hub for information about David Wright, including statistics, pictures, video, quotes, articles, and other various sources of media.

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The Wright Stuff's Comic Con Contest!



As many of you all know, I am a HUGE television junkie... after all, something has to fill the programming void baseball leaves from November-March. (And God knows, the Knicks STILL aren't going to be able to do that this year.) While I personally won't be attending Comic Con this year, I know a bunch of my loyal TWS-ers will be going... and boy do I have a contest for you!

The best part of Comic Con, panels and costumes aside, is definitely the swag. Since I can't attend, I'm going to be missing out on all the awesomely free stuff in San Diego. However, I have a proposition for all of you who are going!

I'm offering David Wright/Mets swag to anyone who can bring me back some goodies from the convention. The better the swag you send, the more awesome the gift back I send in return!!!

I will giddily accept anything from the following TV shows: SUPERNATURAL(!!!), Vampire Diaries, Big Bang Theory, Fringe, House, White Collar, Psych, Bones, True Blood, Smallville, or Glee.

*Please note the emphasis on Supernatural, as it is my favorite show and has possibly been classified as my sole addiction. Heaven only knows what would happen if anyone brought me back a Jensen/Jared autograph... and the prizes that would be bestowed!*

When you return from your trip, please send me an email at TWSDanielle@gmail.com and I will give you the information as to where to send it. I will send you your prize pack within a few days of receiving the package.

Who knows what past Mets giveaways and other random finds I have laying around my house... *hint hint* (And no, I will not pawn off any Daniel Murphy shot glasses on you!)

Hope you all have a good time at Comic Con... and be sure to enjoy yourselves!

- Danielle

PS: Always make sure you see the face beneath the Darth Vader helmet before you agree to a date! *wink*
David Wright becomes a SIX-TIME All Star!
Thanks to all of the loyal readers of TWS, as well as Mets fans everywhere, David Wright will be the starting third baseman for the National League in Anaheim.

Voters helped Wright come from over 300,000 votes behind the Phillies' Placido Polanco to earn the starting nod.

Joining him will be Mets SS Jose Reyes, who made the reserve team in place of the injured Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki.

This will mark David's sixth appearance in an All Star Game. He has made the team in every full season he has played since his post-ASG debut in July 2004.
Announcing... VOTE THE WRIGHT WAY!

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VOTE THE WRIGHT WAY
TO SEND DAVID WRIGHT TO 2010 THE ALL STAR GAME

Unique Partnership Will Help Wright Play in Anaheim as a Starter


Flushing, NY To raise awareness among Major League Baseball fans that David Wright is the #1 third baseman in the National League, The Wright Stuff today announced Vote the Wright Way. The event will take place through July 1st, when voting ends.

According to the sites webmistress, Danielle, "Our Vote the Wright Way event is a great opportunity to reach out to Mets fans in our community, as well as Major League Baseball fans across the country, and alert them to imminent threat of Phillies' third baseman, Placido Polanco, starting for the National League in Anaheim. By joining together we can raise awareness about this injustice and help lead fans on the path to prevention."

The-Wright-Stuff.com is a David Wright fansite that was launched in June of 2008 as a means of honoring his contributions both on and off the field. The Wright Stuff (TWS) is a fan's number one source for all things David Wright, as well as a hub for recaps and general team news. Inspired by its namesake's philanthropy, TWS launched a Tee Shirt Store in 2009 as part of its initiative to raise money for the David Wright Foundation and by the end of the year, had raised over $500 in tee shirt sales alone. All profits from the shirts were donated to the Foundation. Run by Danielle, the site has been highlighted on numerous podcasts, radio shows, and popular blogs, including Metsblog, and continues to thrive in 2010.

The Wright Stuff's activities are in partnership with Mets Blogging Network (MBN), a national internet organization that provides news and updates about the New York Mets. The campaign is sponsored by the National Blogging Network (NBN).

About Vote the Wright Way

Although significant progress has been made in increasing awareness among fans that David Wright is the #1 third baseman (halving the gap between Wright and Placido Polanco) most fail to make the connection between his statistics and the increasing risk of an undeserving Phillies player procuring the starting spot in the All Star Game. A nationwide campaign, Vote the Wright Way, is raising awareness among Mets, Yankees, Rays, and other baseball fans alike that this is a pressing issue in today's game.

The first to reach 50 RBI's in the National League, Wright has rebounded from an off-season in 2009 to become the best statistical third baseman in the National League today. His average is on a continual rise, currently resting at .291, and he is on pace to knock in 127 runs this year. In addition to his increased run production, David has experience a power surge, blasting 12 home runs in less than half of a season, which already tops his 2009 total by two. Wright has also stolen twelve bases and made a nearly immeasurable amount of stellar plays throughout the first three months of the season, while Polanco, whose .312 average is the most recent stop on a steady decline, has only hit five home runs, knocked in 25 runs, and stolen three bases.

This national campaign is building awareness of the four-time All Star, two-time Gold Glove winner, and Silver Slugger recipient, David Wright, and empowering fans to reduce and ultimately prevent the risk of having an undeserving Philadelphia player start in the 2010 All Star Game. It is reaching fans with important messages in Major League Baseball settings through a diverse network of national and grassroots partner organizations.

For more information about David Wright and the All Star Game, including materials such as his current statistics and seasonal highlights, please visit The Wright Stuff. To vote for David online, please CLICK HERE.
Mets tame Tigers in a rain-soaked game, 14-6


Angel Pagan finished a homer shy of the cycle and had four RBIs, David Wright reached base five times and scored three runs, and the New York Mets routed the Detroit Tigers 14-6 on a rainy Tuesday night.

Ike Davis had two hits and two RBIs in the third inning as the Mets batted around for seven runs, getting help from Jay Sborz, who became the first pitcher in eight years to hit the first two batters in his big league debut.

Sborz was pitching in relief of Justin Verlander, who did not return to the mound after a 58-minute rain delay that began after he allowed an RBI double to Jason Bay in the third inning that gave New York a 3-0 lead.

The Mets returned home from a 7-2 road trip, having lost the final two games of a three-game set with the crosstown rival Yankees, to face the Tigers in New York for the first time since 2004.

The Tigers gave the Mets plenty of help in this matchup of teams that each entered 9-3 in interleague play. Detroit walked seven one intentionally hit two batters with pitches and allowed Jose Reyes to reach on a third strike that went to the backstop for a wild pitch.

Pagan, subbing in center field all season for injured Carlos Beltran, tied a career high with four hits hours after learning that Beltran will begin a rehab assignment Thursday at Class-A St. Lucie.

Beltran is recovering from offseason knee surgery. He could return to the Mets sometime around the All-Star break, which likely would cut into playing time for Pagan and right fielder Jeff Francoeur.

Wright had two singles, an RBI double, a sacrifice fly and two walks one intentional. Reyes scored three runs and had three hits, and every position player except Rod Barajas drove in a run as the Mets set a season best for runs.

Jonathan Niese did not allow a hit for the first three innings but sat 90 minutes between pitches thanks to the rain delay and struggled in the fourth, giving up a two-run homer to Brennan Boesch that went over the 415-foot sign in right-center.

Niese labored in the fifth, too. Mets manager Jerry Manuel gave the left-hander every chance to earn his fourth straight win, but lifted him once he walked Brandon Inge to load the bases with two outs.

Fernando Nieve gave up an RBI single to Boesch in 2 1-3 innings and struck out four in a row.

In the third, Davis singled before the rain arrived, then greeted reliever Brad Thomas with a two-run double in the inning that started at 8:06 p.m and ended at 9:34 p.m.

After the tarp was removed, Sborz, called up from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, hit Barajas with a pitch to load the bases and then plunked Francoeur to force in a run.

Sborz's big league debut was over about as quickly as it started. He got just two outs, one on a diving stop by Inge, who tagged third base with his glove for a forceout, and a strikeout when Niese bunted foul for strike three. Sborz gave up five runs while getting just two outs.

David Wright went 3-3 with a double and two singles, knocking in two and scoring three times. His average jumped nine points to .291.
Technical Difficulties

Hi all! I'm sure you've noticed the lack of updates and recaps occurring on the site over the last two months. I've been having some Cutenews and server issues, but thank goodness... those have finally been resolved! Expect a recap of last night's win shortly, as well as a sidebar update in the next few hours!
It's that time of year again...

Vote David Wright into the All Star Game!

Mets crush Dodgers in Game 2, sweep doubleheader


For the first time since 1971, when Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman took the mound, the New York Mets swept a double header from the LA Dodgers.

The big bats finally woke up today as David Wright drove in four runs, Ike Davis added three RBIs, and the streaking Mets won their sixth straight game, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-5.

More fans showed for the originally scheduled nightcap and watched as 35-year-old rookie reliever Hisanori Takahashi bailed out a Mets starter for the second time in five days, this time Oliver Perez. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, neither the good, nor bad Ollie showed up tonight.

Wright hit a bases-loaded triple, Davis had a two-run double and New York set a season high for runs while improving to 8-1 on its 10-game homestand.

The surge has coincided with the arrival of Davis, a rookie first baseman who was called up from the minors on April 19. He helped the Mets earn their first doubleheader sweep of the Dodgers since Aug. 28, 1971, at Shea Stadium.

New York opened a 3-0 lead against knuckleballer Charlie Haeger in the first inning on an RBI single by Jose Reyes, a run-scoring triple by Jason Bay, and Davis' sacrifice fly.

Another walk-filled meltdown by winless left-hander Oliver Perez helped the Dodgers tie it in the fourth, but that's when Manuel turned to Takahashi.

The left-hander from Japan forced home the tying run with a two-out walk to Reed Johnson, then struck out James Loney on a borderline 3-2 pitch, prompting a vehement argument from Loney that got him ejected by plate umpire Angel Campos.

Takahashi hung around and tossed 3 1-3 strong innings, allowing one run and striking out five for his latest big effort in long relief.

A non-roster invite to spring training, he fanned seven in three impressive innings Friday night against Atlanta for his first major league win. Takahashi entered that game as a replacement for John Maine, who came out early with pain in his non-pitching arm.

Wright, who began the day in a 7-for-42 slump (.167), punched an RBI single to right-center in the fifth for his 1,000th career hit, snapping a 3-all tie.

Davis followed with a two-run double, and Wright made it 10-3 in the sixth with his triple off George Sherrill moments after a key throwing error by shortstop Jamey Carroll.

Ollie threw 3.2 innings and gave up three runs on three hits and four walks, while striking out two. His ERA landed at 4.35.

Takahashi continued to impress, pitching 3.1 innings and only allowing a run on one walk and two hits, while striking out five. His ERA is 3.77.

Jenry Mejia also looked impressive, throwing a scoreless inning to drop his ERA to 1.80.

Raul Valdes came in to finish off the game, giving up a run on two hits before closing out Los Angeles.

But the story of the night was truly the offense.

Angel Pagan went 1-3, scoring three times and walking twice.

Luis Castillo also had a solid night, going 1-2 with a run scored and two walks.

Jose Reyes had a 1-5 night, scoring three times and knocking in a run.

Jason Bay also contributed a hit and a RBI on his third triple of the year, matching his '09 season total for triples.

The always impressive Ike Davis continued to tear up the pitching with his 1-2 night that knocked in three runs.

Jeff Francouer, who came into the first game in the eighth inning, was 1-4 in the second game.

Henry Blanco had a good evening with his 2-4 performance that included a run scored.

The player of the game, of course, was David Wright who not only was 3-3 with two singles, a triple, a walk, and FOUR RBI's, but also obtained his 1000th career hit.

His fantastic night at the plate bumped his average all the way up to .261.
Mets take Game 1 of Double Dip against Dodgers


Yeah, say that one three times fast.

While Johan Santana might not have had his best stuff of the year thus far, it was certainly a solid performance by the former Cy Young winner.

Despite hurling fifty pitches in the first two innings, Johan gutted it out through six innings and 115 pitches, 77 of which were strikes. He gave up four hits, walked three, and struck out six over the six innings, lowering his ERA to 3.08 on the year.

The Mets didn't score until the second inning, after David Wright walked, Ike Davis doubled to left, and Gary Matthews, Jr. was intentionally walked. Dodgers starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda through a wild pitch in the dirt that allowed Wright to score and make it 1-0 New York.

In the fourth inning, Jason Bay ended his home run drought, clocking one to center field on a 1-0 count to put the Mets up 2-0.

New York added some insurance runs in the seventh when, with Rod Barajas, the pinch-hitting Jeff Francouer, and Angel Pagan occupying the bases, Luis Castillo singled to center, scoring Barajas and Francouer.

After Johan was lifted from the game, Fernando Nieve and Pedro Feliciano combined for three scoreless innings and one hit (Nieve) to Andre Either.

Pagan, Castillo, Jose Reyes, and Barajas all went 1-4, with Barajas scoring once and Castillo knocking in two.

Jason Bay went 1-3 with his first home run of the year.

Even Johan Santana joined in on the hit parade with a single in the fifth.

David Wright had a solid first game, going 1-3 with a run scored and a stolen base. His average jumped slightly to .227 on the year.
No April Fools: Wright to team up with Pirates. Sort of.
This isnt an April Fools joke. I swear.

David Wright, the NY Mets third baseman, announced he will be working with the Pirates...

Pirate brands, that is.

While the timing is sure to catch more than a few baseball fans off-guard, the collaboration between the popular Met and Pirate Brands may prove to be a genuine hit.

The Sea Cliff (NY)-based company produces all-natural, trans fat and gluten free snacks that include Pirates Booty, Potato Flyers, Smart Puffs and Tings. The company, which was founded in 1987, believes that taste and fun should not have to be snackrificed for health.

I first discovered Pirates Booty on one of my visits to Energy Kitchen in New York City, Wright said in a press release distributed by M. Booth & Associates. Pirates Booty Aged White Cheddar was the first flavor I tried, and I was instantly hooked. Then, I read the nutritional label, and it was a no-brainer from there.

The marketing firm will also work in conjunction with Wrights Foundation to support a healthy development in New York-area children, as well as those in his hometown of Norfolk, VA.

The Mets would not immediately comment on Wrights newfound partnership, though manager Jerry Manuel did breathe a sigh of relief upon hearing that Wright, a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner, will be available for the Opening Day contest against the Florida Marlins.