After the Mets defeated the Yankees 2-1 at Citi Field last night, the WPIX cameras caught a great moment. Before leaving the field, David Wright walked over to the stands behind home plate and hugged a young fan (see video below):
The fact that Wright visited with this kid after the game and gave him a long hug was great on its own. Apparently, there’s also a tremendous story behind the embrace the two shared.
According to NJ.com, the young fan (Max Rubin) had told Wright to hit a home run before his at bat in the seventh inning. Wright then stepped to the plate and fouled off a bunch of pitches before launching a long, game tying solo homer to left center field off the Yankees’ Phil Hughes.
David Wright has always been a tremendous representative for the Mets organization and watching him hug young Max Rubin last night was simply a continuation of the great things Wright has done both on and off the field. The story behind it made it that much better.