This 2012 season has been one big farewell tour for Chipper Jones, arguably one of the greatest third baseman to ever play the game. At every ballpark he’s entered for the last time, he has received parting gifts and a huge standing ovation from fans. Even so in Flushing a few weeks back, despite nineteen years of tormenting the Mets and their fans.
Part of the mystique and respect surrounding the 40 year old is watching him at the same position and in the same uniform since he broke in the league as a youngster way back in 1993. His career is being celebrated throughout the big leagues not only because he is one of the greats of the game, but because he is someone who never left.
The guys take your Yankees calls, put Ichiro under the microscope, and preview the series at Detroit. Then they look at the future of theMets. Finally, they break down the series of the week, Angels- A's, and reveal that the keys to the series are in the hands of some unfamiliar names.
David Wright has been a Met his entrire career. He was drafted by the team out of high school in Chesapeake, VA 11 years ago. This season, with the drop in the Mets payroll and the change in team philosophy, that may change. However, 5-time All-Star is more focused on returning to his performances in 2007 and 2008, especially after this past forgettable season.