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New York Mets face dilemma over David Wright after Milwaukee drama

The unwritten code of baseball dictates the Brewers will not forget, especially now that Collins took Wright out of the game.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets reacts after being thrown out at second base on stolen base attempt during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at CitiField on May 15, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==  *** Local Caption *** 526331-01-09.jpg
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets reacts after being thrown out at second base on stolen base attempt during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at CitiField on May 15, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY == *** Local Caption *** 526331-01-09.jpg

David Wright, the New York Mets third baseman, has never been known as a disrespectful player. He is not one to mouth off at opponents, umpires, or much less his own manager. But that is what Wright did in the dugout during Tuesday night's 8-0 MLB loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, after Mets manager Terry Collins pulled him from a game.

Collins was trying to protect his star player from retaliation and possibly getting hit by a pitch after Mets pitcher DJ Carrasco had hit Brewers' star player Ryan Braun the inning before.

But Wright was upset and rightfully so.

Collins was trying to protect Wright from a possible injury and made no apologies about it afterward.

Wright was leading the majors in hitting with a .411 batting average entering the weekend. But what is Collins going to do when the Mets play the Brewers in Milwaukee on September 14-16 - sit him, with possibly even more important games on the line?

The unwritten code of baseball dictates the Brewers will not forget, especially now that Collins took Wright out of the game.

Wright knows that, and besides, he did not want to be treated any differently than his teammates.

Yes, he risks injury. But Wright would also have been prepared for a pitch up and in, so he could have made his best effort to get out of the way, or at least get a meaty part of his body to take the brunt of the blow.

Then he would move on. Now the Mets wait.

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