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New York Mets captain David Wright gifts a heartfelt message on a pair of cleats for longtime running mate Jose Reyes.

Robby Sabo

Oh, the memories …

No. 5 and No. 7, David Wright and Jose Reyes, the young positional guns for a franchise that’s usually starving for positional studs, are finally nearing the end of a beautiful relationship.

On Tuesday, the New York Mets activated captain David Wright. It serves as the first step of his “retirement” tour for the remainder of the 2018 MLB season.


Fortunately—as it pertains this narrative—Reyes is still a Met after such a disastrous season. This means the duo that provided so many memories at the top and in the middle of the Mets lineup will be saying goodbye simultaneously (as it’s almost a foregone conclusion Reyes will not be back next season).

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Knowing this, Wright allowed himself to get a little sentimental with a message for his “Dominican brother” as written out on a pair of cleats.

Reyes responded to Wright’s message in similar, nostalgic fashion.

“You’re a brother and a friend. We have been through it all together and I can’t think of a better person and player to have done it with. Much love always!”

Reyes, 35, began his big-league career with the Mets in 2003. Wright, 35, started a year later in 2004. The duo played eight seasons together in Queens until Reyes signed with the Miami Marlins during the offseason of 2012.

Reyes returned in 2016, spending whatever time there was with the captain when he was active and/or hanging around the dugout.

This is just one of many nostalgic, heartfelt storylines to hit the computer screens of New York Mets fans over the next five days as David Wright officially ends his “playing” career with the organization.

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