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David Wright leads Mets’ on-field salute to fans after Game 5 loss

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The New York Mets were eliminated in heartbreaking fashion four games to one in the World Series courtesy of a 7-2 Game 5 loss and then were forced to watch the Kansas City Royals celebrate their championship on the Citi Field turf. But that didn’t stop David Wright from leading his Mets teammates out onto the field from the clubhouse for one last salute to the fans still inside the ballpark.

“When we got a chance to go out there and kind of tip our hats to the fans, I can’t tell you how many people were yelling ‘Thank you’ to us,” Wright said, via the New York Post. “And how excited they were to just say how much they appreciated what this team was able to deliver to this city. That means a lot to me, and I’m sure it means a lot to everybody in this room where you have a tough defeat, a tough series, everybody’s kind of hanging their head, but you got these fans — hundreds, thousands of these fans, just yelling ‘Thank you’ to us. That’s why this place is the best.”

“Let’s Go Mets, Let’s Go Mets, Let’s Go Mets,” was chanted by the remaining fans as Mets players one by one walked up the clubhouse steps and tipped their caps. This was followed by the fans singing “Thank you, Mets. Thank you, Mets.”

Despite the classy salute to the team’s loyal fans, Wright, the Mets captain, nevertheless acknowledged the Royals deserved the World Series win.

“For these five games, they were the better team,” he conceded.

Maybe so, but that doesn’t mean the Mets didn’t take their fans along on one amazing ride.

(top image via Baseball Tonight/Twitter)