Mr. Wright and Mr. Everything Wrong

They came up together. One was a poor, skinny, black Dominican who grew up in a house with outdoor plumbing on a dirt road near a banana farm. The Mets – reluctantly – signed Jose Reyes…

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Mr. Wright and Mr. Everything Wrong

They came up together.

One was a poor, skinny, black Dominican who grew up in a house with outdoor plumbing on a dirt road near a banana farm. The Mets – reluctantly – signed Jose Reyes in 1999, at the age of 16, with a $22,000 signing bonus. He was 6 feet tall and 130 pounds, with a smile to light up a night game. Continue reading