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Maybe Some Laughter Will Make Everything All Wright

So David Wright is scheduled to get the evening off, for the first time all season.

Hopefully David had a little fun today. My hope is that he went to see The Love Guru and yes, I'm aware that it's the most critically ripped movie, perhaps of this decade. But there's a reason David should be at the cinema today.

He loves Mike Myers.

David Wright is 2-for-2 in his career against Mike Myers and both of his hits were home runs.

After watching that movie (perhaps he should rent Wayne's World or Austin Powers instead), perhaps Wright should go to the Shea film room and pull out some video, maybe even consult with his favorite guru, Howard Johnson, who went through plenty of funks in his Mets career. Maybe he'll see that he's pressing, that he's trying to hit his first career walk-off home run, every time he's at-bat.

Wright started off the season like gangbusters, hitting .359 with 10 doubles and 19 RBI in the Mets first 17 games. Since then, he's hitting just .248, with 9 doubles, and slugging a meager .391. That's very unWright-like. It's the kind of production a team would get from a guy like Marco Scutaro (2005: BA. 247, slugging percentage .391). It's almost a horror show akin to that featuring the other Mike Myers (I'll admit to never having seen Friday the 13th).

I thought for sure that the game-tying hit against the Angels in the 9th inning last week would fix things for him, but since then, Wright is just 2-for-13. It hasn't helped.

So perhaps a day off, and a day at the movies would do the trick. If anything, perhaps it will give Wright the chance to realize that he doesn't want his season to flounder away like Mike Myers' has.

True Metgurus know...David Wright has homered against 3 pitchers every time he has faced them in the regular season: Mike Myers (twice), Danny Graves (once), and Josias Manzanillo (once).

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