Mets’ David Wright Not Thrilled With Jeff Wilpon’s ‘Underdog’ T-Shirt

NEW YORK (WFAN) — There’s no need to fear, the underdogs are here?

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon gave every player an orange T-shirt Monday featuring in bold the “U” logo from the classic cartoon “Underdog.” Let’s just say David Wright wasn’t ready to rally around the idea.

“I don’t really like using the whole underdog thing. I don’t really like playing that card,” said Wright. “I think it’s just a way to remind everybody in here that the outside expectations aren’t the expectations that we have for ourselves.”

Wright wasn’t the only player bothered by the concept. According to the New York Post, one unnamed Met said it gives the team an easy excuse if they falter.

Others, like Jason Bay and manager Terry Collins, were behind it.

“I thought Jeff had a great idea,” said Collins. “You know what? If it ticks you off, then we’re doing our job. You’ve got to know how you’re being felt out there.”

“It’s just something to rally around, something to banter about,” Bay said. “The T-shirt is not lying. It’s telling the truth.”

The Mets aren’t expected by many to compete in the NL East. The team cut millions in payroll while stacked Philadelphia and Miami improved their rosters.

Still, Wright doesn’t like the underdog label.

“We shouldn’t view ourselves as that,” he said. “We’ll let everybody else view ourselves as that, because I think we kind of know what we’re capable of doing.”

Are you a fan of Wilpon’s “Underdog” t-shirt? Sound off below…

  • Adam Torres

    Nobody should be a fan of what Wilpon does period!!! Good for Wright hope he bounces back he is a good player stuck in a mess that is our Mets.

  • sarcasticallytrue

    Let me end this discussion right now. You see New York has been married to this old bag (Yankees) for the past 26 years & every spring they see this beautiful girl that they went to the prom with twice (Mets) & all they ( New York ) can think about is what it will be like to have one more dance … one more chance to be with her. Ahhh you Yankee fans will never understand .. Yea you’ve been married to the city … but while New York lays with you they dream of us ! The end. PS …. how do you like those APPLES !!!!!!!!!!!

    • StevEvil Empire

      Mets fans are truly delusional.

  • flea

    Hip Hip Horay…”Banner Day” is back!!!

  • Barry

    Screw Wilpon. Put a REAL team on the field if you expect me to pay to see them play. This season my chant is Let’s Go Braves!

  • MetFan4Life

    How about a shirt that says, “I came to PLAY BALL but all I got was this dumb Tee-Shirt?” or “Don’t blame me if the OWNER is a CHEAPSKATE! All he bought for the team was this DUMB TEE SHIRT!”

    Oh, and to you Yankme fans who troll the Met board bullying us around, well, I look forward to the overpaid knuckleheads of the Bronx sitting on the bench whining and wringing their hands as they face THE RAYS this year.

    • James

      Thanks man. Mets fans are idiots. They let Yankees fans get under their skins and then post some of the stupidest, yet funniest sh**.

      I rather have the Yankees facing the Rays then worrying about how my team (Mets) can come out of the holy mess with no end in sight.

      If Yankees fans worry is only the Rays then life is sweet because man, Mets fans have more to worry about then the just the Yankees, Phillies, Nationals, Marlins, Braves, but a team with no real talent, a team with no future stars, it looks very deem.

      They have to worry if the Wilpons will ever invest money to get real talent (minors & majors).

      Mets fans have to worry about the courts and mostly, worry if the Wilpons have to pay back millions & what the future will hold for the losers in the coming years.

      I say bring on the Rays, bring on the Red Sox. Yankees have done very well in the last 15yrs (5 titles, 12 East Division titles, playoffs every year), why should this year be any different.

      Same can’t be said about the loser Metsright MetFan4Life, Mets-Suffering-Fan- 4-Life? LOL, LOL

      • Matt

        “if” they have to pay back the loans? It’s not an if, it’s a when they pay back.

        They have loans from baseball and a bridge loan from a bank totalling 60 million dollars.

      • MissMet

        Hey James, What are u wrinting a book..We don’t want to hear your life story on here especially from a Yankroid fan..You could never get under our skin you give yourself too much credit..Mets Rule Fool!!!So Get Lost Loser!!!

        • James

          another happy Mets loser. Mets fans just can’t deal with the truth.

          The only thing the Mets rule is LAST PLACE.

  • Mets are on fire!!

    David, get out while you can. The Los Mets are a destuctive fire consuming itself. No one will blame you for getting away from them.

  • Jerry

    Many happy campers, LOL

    Life has really kicked these Mutts fans. Come on, this is funny. It couldn’t happen to a better group of people.

    This cry baby acts like Mutts fans do not go and post on the Yankees site.

    I’ve been having fun with the Mutts & their fans since I was a kid in the 70’s. The last 16 yrs & the 2000 WS have been the best. Hell, I even attend Yankees & Mutts games at Shea & Citi Field just for the fun it. It drives Mutts fans crazy seeing my jacket with 26 & 27 World Series titles.

    Life is good.

    • Junior

      Mets fan are so gullible. The truth really hurts them and this is why they rather believe in the lies. Just look at Ed, Ms. Met.

      I thought there was no crying in baseball.

    • Ed

      Shut up dumb ass!

  • Matt

    rookie move here…and the shirt is just terrible looking.

  • Mets

    Why are u Yankee fans even on here???..Get a life Bronx Bummers!!!

    • Jerry

      One happy camper, LOL

      Life has really kicked these Mutts fans. Come on, this is funny. It couldn’t happen to a better group of people.

      This cry baby acts like Mutts fans do not go and post on the Yankees site.

      I’ve been having fun with the Mutts & their fans since I was a kid in the 70’s. The last 16 yrs & the 2000 WS have been the best. Hell, I even attend Yankees & Mutts games at Shea & Citi Field just for the fun it. It drives Mutts fans crazy seeing my jacket with 26 & 27 World Series titles.

      Life is good.

      • Bosox in NY

        So in other words Jerry your just another internet tough. Hey maybe you can go work for Obama, I hear he needs some for his “truth squads”! LOL

      • Master Shake

        It doesn’t drive us crazy, because we don’t care. Nobody cares! Live in the past all you want. What did you do last year?

    • Steven Fahey

      Because Yankees Fans love a good laugh, and you guys are freaking hilarious! It’s funny because it’s not us! Mu u u ha ha ha!!!

      • Mets


        • Steven Fahey

          Make sure the CAPS LOCK is off before you hit the shift button dingbat. Mu u u ha ha ha ha!

      • Bosox in NY

        Ill enjoy watching Boston whip your ass again and listen to your overweight god Mike Francessa whos more overrated than Rex Ryan and your propaganda house ESPN stumble over themselves making excuses. Yankee fans are more pathetic than Obama whats next are you losers going to burn Expo jerseys next? It takes a real tough guy to kick someone when their down.

        • Steven Fahey

          7-25 in September and your tawlkin?

          • Bosox in NY

            Steve you do realize it’s a new season right? Or did you need Francessa or Obama to tell you that?

            • Master Shake

              Yankee fans live in the past, so he most likely doesn’t know that it’s a new season.

              • Chess

                Idiot, Mets fans have tried predicting the future, ever year, when they claim this will be the year the Mets win, how has that worked out?

                Living in the past, the Yankees won recently in ’09 moron. When you talk about the past, the Mets haven’t won in 26 years. Yankees have a rich history and you, like all Mets fans, are jealous & envious that we have a history. A generation which ignores history has no past and no future, and the future always looks great for the Yankees.

                By the way, enjoy watching the Mets this summer. I know I can’t wait to post about them this coming summer, and it will always start with, “how’s are the last place Mets doing?”

            • StevEvil Empire

              Of course, another Division Title and a chance to win it all for the Yankees. For the Mutts, it’s another season of an empty stadium and Banner Day! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~

        • James

          Moron, who cares about Boston. Yankees took care of them In September
          like they always do.

          Like the Mets in ’07 & ’08, Boston CHOKED last year. I see you’ve jumped on the Red Sox bandwagon because your loser Mets have nothing going other then last place this year.

          Like the loser Mets, Boston has it’s own problems, pitching and no closer, but you knew that right Gomer.

          • Stayz-High

            u talk about chokin? Lol Ummm lets see, 2 outz Basesloaded n ur high payroll guy at the plate n wat was it? Ummm help me out Mets fan, ohhh yea STRUCK OUT not only to end it 4 u bumm azz Junkees, last year, but the year be4 too… Lol I think A-Rad n ur Junkees Chokez more n in playoffz too…

          • TJ

            Excuse me? Who had a 3-0 lead and blew it? Thats the only time its EVER happened in baseball.

          • Master Shake

            I’m sorry. What exactly is it that the Yankees did last year? What happend in October?

            • Jacob

              what have the Mets done in 26 yrs?

      • Mr. Met

        Because Yankees fans have nothing better to do than to stroke their own…egos. Why cheer your own team when you can troll around and prove why every single person in the nation thinks they’re the biggest a$$holes in sports?

        • Steven Fahey

          Not really, we have nothing to do because The Yankee players, management and ownership have their ducks in a row and actually know what they are doing.

          Now, go get your shine box and enjoy the empty stadium this year. You’ll have plenty of room to stretch your legs with no one else there and the fences brought in.

        • Mets

          Thank you Mr. Met..Couldn’t have said it better myself..Go Met’s!!!!

    • Met fan lost all hope

      You really have to be crazy to think the Mets are anything but a triple A ballclub.They have owners with no funding.They have players that want out .They are playing for last place which is sad because if they had right Owner with NYC behind them it would be Amazing.

  • FYI

    Another law suit is coming. Mets will soon be hearing from the people who own the rights to Underdog for using the Underdog Logo trademark without their permission.

    Say hello to the new Mets owners, General Mills

  • Tom

    OMG, could Jeff Wilpon be any more of an idiot?? Yeah, that’s a way to make Mets fans forget last year’s dreadful season – an Underdog t-shirt! WTF? Wright is right about this!

  • george99

    How about a shirt that says Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

    • Mr. Met

      How about a t-shirt that reads “George99 is a Yankee Troll”? I’d buy that!

      • Steven Fahey

        Good Job Mr. Met! Now get out there and kick some Phillie and Marlin butt!

        • James

          Steven, the Mets are so bad they can’t even kick their own butt let alone teams with real talent like the Phillies & Marlins

          The Mets intrasquad game would end in a tie, 0-0

    • Hank

      Good one. LOL, LOL

      • Mr. Met

        And “Hank is a YES Man”? LOL, LOL. Yeah.

  • Steven Fahey

    I feel bad for Mets Fans. This is absolutely ridiculous. Jeff figures the T-Shirts were a lot cheaper than trying to improve the club.

    Hope you guys kick Phillies and Marlins ass this year!

  • LOL

    t’s only February and Mets fans are already crying. Something’s never change

  • JObee

    How about a shirt that reads FOR SALE

  • Steve

    I agree with David, Shouldn’t be viewing yourself as anything but what you think you are.

  • Joan

    How about a shirt that says something positive about this team..Have some pride Wilpon..You are killing my team..Please sell my Mets already and put me and all the other devoted Met Fans out of their MISERY!!!

  • john

    Jeff Wilpon is just kind of a dummy. He often seems unable to put together a coherent sentence. And, against that background, it’s not surprising that he did this. What a goofy, stupid idea. It took all of one interview for his players to say it.

    Ah, the Wilpons.

  • michael

    it’s kind of childish to say the least….I am not digging the idea…but i would buy that shirt. lets go mets!!!

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