Wednesday, September 02, 2009

David Wright's Oversized Helmet

New York may be the fashion capital of the world, but with the Mets it's safety before fashion. Hence David Wright's new gourd guard, which reminded me of:

(FanIQ already laid claim to the Dark Helmet analogy, by the way.)

Wright seems to have a pretty good sense of humor about the whole thing:

"There needs to be a few adjustments," Wright said after taking the helmet out for a spin. "I really don't care what I look like. If it provides a little more safety, I'm all for it. We need to work on getting it to fit a little better so it's a little more snug.

"Those guys were laughing at me on the other side. Our guys were laughing at me. All the guys on the field were yelling at me, so everything's back to normal I guess."

Good on you, Mr. Wright. Stay safe!

photo by David Zalubowski/AP

15 comments:

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

If he played for Oakland he would look like Marvin the Martian

Fred's Brim said...

reminds me of Mark Kelso's megahelmet!

Steve Sax said...

@FB, that is indeed throwback.

I was thinking of Chicken Little.

Dr. Geek said...

Spaceballs!

http://llamabutchers.mu.nu/spaceballs.jpg

Dusty Baker said...

Adrian Beltre needed one of those...somewhere else.

Delino DeShields said...

As a man with an oddly shaped head, I can understand the difficulty of finding the right hat. In fact, that pic of David Wright looks like one of my hats on my son.

Fred's Brim said...

good call Saxy!

haha DB - ooof!

Ferio said...

That's awesome!

Orel said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Ferio!

Dusty Baker said...

"David Wright's Oversized Helmet" sounds like the lame blog retort to Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness.

Dusty Baker said...

^--

I meant that it sounds like some lame Mets fan started a blog called that, not that this blog post was a lame retort!

Ken said...

haha
David Wright's Huge Ass Helmet

poor dude got doinked on the head

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Dammit Dr. Geek! I totally thought of Lord Helmet when I saw this picture. I see your schwartz is as big as mine.

Ken said...

haha i love spaceballs

Fred's Brim said...

haha Keith Hernandez just called it a Great Gazoo helmet