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