One of the reasons that Gary Sheffield signed with the Mets is that David Wright texted him. David sent an SMS to the slugger to recruit him to join the blue and orange. That, along with the urging of his uncle, Dwight Gooden, led Sheffield to sign the one-year deal with the Mets.
Sheffield acknowldeged that he’s reached a point in his career when he’s no longer a superstar. He sounded agreeable to coming off the bench and being a part of a team effort to win a championship.
Jerry Manuel said that Sheffield will not play the field during the series in Cincinnati to allow the aging outfielder to get into playing shape. He’ll pinch hit and wear ridiculous sunglasses while he gets his throwing arm warmed up.
So there you have it. David booty texted Gary and now they’re friends with benefits.