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David Wright said team owner Fred Wilpon left Wright a message on his cellphone earlier this week to apologize for his remarks in a New Yorker article in which he called Wright a “good kid” but “not a superstar."
“He called to say that he misspoke,” Wright said. “And that he appreciated the response and that he loves the team and the organization and he’d never do anything to try to embarrass us.”
In return, Wright said he left Wilpon a message. He added that he would “love to close the book” on the controversy.
“Maybe for a different person it might have hurt their feelings but for me, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal,” Wright said on Friday.
At least someone thinks Wright is a superstar though. Wright said on Friday that he received a message from his parents shortly after the Wilpon comments were published.
"My parents texted me and said that I was their superstar," he said with a laugh.
Wright, who began core-strengthening exercises to heal his fractured lower back, later added that Wilpon’s comments will not affect what he does on the field.
“It’s somebody’s opinion. That’s not the first negative thing that somebody’s said about me and it’s not going to be the last. I think to play in this market, you have to have thick skin. I feel like I have thick enough skin where I’m not going to let a comment affect a relationship or affect the way I go out there and play baseball,” he said.
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David Wright #5 3BNew York Mets 2011 STATS GM39 HR6 RBI18 R23 OBP.337 AVG.226 David Wright said team owner Fred Wilpon left Wright a message on his cellphone earlier this week to apologize for his remarks in a New Yorker article in which he called Wright a “good kid” but “not a superstar.