David Wright - "anti-leader" extraordinaire !
- From: montygraham <monty1945@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 13:17:46 -0700 (PDT)
He now is the team leader in strikeouts for a single season, in the
same year they needed an unselfish player with "talent" such as his to
put the ball in play. When most of the other "major" offensive
players at the time ( Bay, Francoeur, the 2 catchers; Beltran and
Reyes were injured) were swinging wildly and getting nothing done,
what did Wright do? The same thing!
He is the veritable "poster child" for a selfish player who, in a
sense, does lead a team. That is, he leads them to play at a level
that is considerably lower than their apparent "talent" level. To me,
he should be considered an "anti-leader,"' perhaps the best example of
one in baseball in a long time. Darling and the others who have
criticized him have been far too kind, because the results speak for
themselves. The pitching was very good, and the defense passable.
Thus, with a lineup with all that "talent," and a "great leader" like
Wright, this team wins more than 90s games this year, easily. The 79
wins speaks louder than any commentator as to Wright being a leader in
a positive way. Instead, he seems immature, selfish, arrogant, and
stubborn, and possibly fairly stupid. Talent can only overcome so
many obstacles, and Wright is a good example of the limits of talent.
If Wright had been a great leader up to this point, moreover, there
would be absolutely no need to tell anyone. It would be obvious, just
as the fact that he has great natural abilities is clear. This
"leadership" notion reminds me of Glenn Beck the other day, claiming
that slavery in the USA was really the fault of "big
government" (which only began after the Civil War). When your
argument is incredibly ridiculous, the only thing you can do is to "go
on the offensive" and win over as many gullible people as is
possible. So, Ruben, you can have all the gullible Mets fans, AFAIC.
The Mets owners will do as they like, and reality will make itself
known on the field, as it did this year.
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