Tonight, finally, David Wright will start at third base in a Grapefruit League game for the Amazins. When the Mets take the field against the Nationals, David will be at the hot corner, Johan will be on the mound and the Mets will begin to resemble the team that we’ll be watching march to a championship in 2009.
Murph and Church are getting the night off since they have played more Spring ball than any other Mets. Tatis and Kielty will man the corner outfield spots, but otherwise the lineup will finally look normal. No more toddlers pretending to play with the big boys, no more guys with abnormally high uniform numbers making us yawn as we attempt to watch exhibition games through till he ninth inning.
Opening Day is on the horizon. David is back. It’s time to stache up in earnest, people. In many ways, the season starts today.