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1989: Mookie Wilson of the New York Mets swings during a game in the 1989 season. (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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David Wright: Lunch Monitor

This is one that all of us remember. During Spring Training before the 2015 season, 22-year-old flamethrower Noah Syndergaard opted to have lunch in the clubhouse during an intrasquad game in which he was not scheduled to pitch.

Unfortunately for him, David Wright came through the clubhouse at the exact worse time. As Thor was enjoying his plate of food, Captain America made it known to the kid that he needed to get back out to the field, immediately.

Apparently, Syndergaard didn’t immediately heed the message and it took Bobby Parnell, rehabbing after Tommy John surgery, throwing his lunch in the trash before the youngster complied.

While Mets fans at the time likely saw the news and thought “Here we go again,” the event did more to unify the young players and veterans going into the year. Instead of becoming yet another Mets Moment for fans to look back upon with slight embarrassment, it was simply a footnote in a season that resulted in the team’s first National League title in 15 years.

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