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Wright has to adjust without HoJo

The Mets' third baseman must get used to his mentor not being with the organization

Updated: February 18, 2011, 10:18 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- When New York Mets third baseman David Wright landed at LaGuardia Airport the day of his major league debut, a voicemail was waiting from his minor league hitting coach, Howard Johnson.

"Now go out there and break all my records," HoJo instructed Wright.

Wright passed Johnson on the franchise's career extra-base hits list last season. He is currently within 23 of HoJo's Mets homer total of 192.

But HoJo and the Mets are now divorced, and the man ...

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