LISTEN: Wright Thanks Fans, Talks About Buzz Surrounding ASG
NEW YORK (WFAN) — Mets third baseman David Wright joined WFAN co-hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton live from the 2013 All-Star Game FanFest at the Javits Center on Monday morning.
Wright will participate in the Home Run Derby on Monday night before starting for the National League at third base in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
The 30-year-old was selected to the All-Star team for the seventh time, and he began his interview with Boomer & Carton by thanking the fans for their votes — and he also threw the radio duo a bone.
“First of all, let me thank, obviously, the fans for getting me the starting job,” Wright told Boomer & Carton. “And then a big thank you to you guys, because I know you guys did a heck of a job in the events and the good stuff that you guys did.”
The face of the Mets is amped up about the Midsummer Classic being in New York, and he can’t wait to get down to business both on Monday night and Tuesday night.
“Just driving here, seeing the jerseys, seeing the buzz, feeling the energy that the All-Star Game means to New York, it’s going to be fun,” Wright told Boomer & Carton.
The team captain remarked that it’s moments like this, when the energy in both the ballpark and the city is palpable, that he gets especially fired up to get his team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
“The greatest moment I’ve had on a baseball field is playing the one year in October,” Wright said. “To kind of feel the buzz around Citi Field that has to do with the All-Star Game, you want that and you strive for that. Having the little taste that I’ve had, it’s addicting. and you want to get back there. So no question, that’s what it’s all about. Taking the field in front of these fans … that’s what it’s all about.”
The 10-year veteran is batting .304 with 13 homers, 44 RBIs and a .396 on-base percentage for New York.
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