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Wright's shot heard 'round New York

David Wright downplayed the significance of his Opening Day homer, but it's huge

Updated: April 7, 2010, 2:29 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- David Wright remained locked in a state of denial, dismissing an Opening Day homer as a reason to acknowledge an exorcism and to declare it complete.

Demons and doubts? Goblins and ghosts? No, Wright said, he had no idea why the Mets would want to spray some champagne over the fact he needed but two 2010 pitches to send a ball over the Citi Field walls. "It's not about the home runs," Wright said.

It is about the home runs. In 2009, emasculated by the dimensions ...

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