Wright's challenging words might be too late
NEW YORK -- Between the signs of resignation and the halfhearted attempts at optimism, there yet was one slight sign the New York Mets might have some life left in their floundering season. As a despondent Mets clubhouse emptied after a crushing 7-4 loss against the Florida Marlins on Friday, which took New York out of first place for the first time since May 15, third baseman David Wright delivered a strong message, and a challenge, to himself and his teammates.
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Personally, I'm embarrassed. It's pretty pathetic that we have this division within our grasp with seven home games and we can't find a way to win one of them. It's a bad feeling. ... This is on the players. It's easy to point a finger at somebody. There are 25 of us in this clubhouse. We have to look at each other, and that's where the blame is.
--Mets third baseman David Wright