David Wright surprises Mets teammates with cookies upon return
The New York Mets laid a 16-7 beat down on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, socking out a whopping eight home runs in the comeback win. The big victory marked the celebrated return of superstar David Wright, who was back in the lineup after nearly four months away from the team and hit a homer himself. And he ingratiated himself to his teammates by surprising them with some tasty treats on Sunday at the team hotel: Cookies from his favorite Philly bakery.
While it’s unlikely Wright’s decision to treat his teammates with some tasty baked goods inspired the eight-homer barrage, it certainly was appreciated.
“It was pretty clever,” Kelly Johnson said.
The manner in which Wright presented the treats was clever as well. The third baseman, who made a trip the bakery on Sunday decided “Why not?” as he donned his full uniform and surprised teammates after they exited the team bus at the hotel and took the elevator up to their rooms.
“Just boredom,” Wright quipped.
The superstar talked about envisioning how his return would go after the Mets overcame a five-run deficit for a huge win.
“When you’re thinking about coming back and had a lot of time to think about it, you think of different scenarios and your first at-bat and what it’s going to feel like and try to keep your emotions in check and things like that,” he said, per NJ.com. “It couldn’t have been any better for me, personally, the first at-bat.”
#THIS. Captain comes back.https://t.co/nPmY2nVH2Z
— MLB (@MLB) August 25, 2015
Mets skipper Terry Collins, who apparently had a Snickerdoodle, couldn’t quite believe what he was witnessing as the team hit homer after homer.
“You just look at each other and go ‘Wow’,” he said. “The power has all of a sudden has kicked in. People you’re not expecting it from are doing it. And of course as we’ve come to expect from David, his first game back, his first at-bat, he has to hit a home run.”
Maybe it was the cookies.
(image via Josh Lewin/Twitter)