MLB 07 chooses Wright

New York Mets All-Star third baseman selected as cover athlete for Sony's upcoming baseball game, which is due out in early 2007 on the PS3, PS2, PSP.

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Things are really good for David Wright, the young third baseman for the New York Mets. Playing in a city known for being particularly critical of its pro athletes, the young slugger has become the apple of New York's eye (and the envy of mid-20s males) for his slick fielding, clutch hitting, and charismatic presence.

Wright breaks into a new area today. Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that he will be the cover athlete for the upcoming MLB 07: The Show. The game is due in stores in early 2007 on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable.

Wright is coming off his best season yet, one in which he batted .311, belted 26 dingers, and knocked in 116. His performance earned him his first All-Star appearance, where he started for the National League squad.

For more information on MLB 07: The Show, read GameSpot's recent preview.

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jimboboklashaur
jimboboklashaur

I'm not sure if being a Mets fan and having Wright on the cover is good or bad, but I'm glad people are recognizing Wright's talent on the field, finally.

hyzrospeed2546
hyzrospeed2546

jeter is too old news. lets go Mets!!The Yankees suk so much and so does A-Rod

db2cool
db2cool

they should have put Derek Jeter.

peloteri38
peloteri38

david wright should be on the front cover.he deservs it. MVP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chikkkenbutt
chikkkenbutt

Yeah go yankees! But who cares I love the mets too Yay!!!! Red sox suck, swallow and they like it!

Tee_Recks
Tee_Recks

Dude, David Ortiz was on the cover last year. Lets go Mets!!!

frankied94
frankied94

For being as young as he is, he is a great baseball player. I think he deserves this and is proud. Although, David Ortiz should be on there!

SupremeRoyalist
SupremeRoyalist

Well lets see, he got imported fro mJapan not China. A-Rod should it gotten the cover, go Yankeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!!!!!

Mohsin4
Mohsin4

They should have chose the new chinese pitcher , that would've been funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or Andruw jones.

M_Fresh
M_Fresh

The Muts suck cuz i'm a yankee fan. Why would u feel good about ur rivals. New York Muts & RedSox suck....

vashkilla
vashkilla

they should of put any of the MVP's from last season like Ryan Howard or Johan Santana.

JaggedEdge2KX
JaggedEdge2KX

Andruw Jones should be on the cover. Wright sucks.

concubine
concubine

It's all about marketabililty, and Wright's got that...too bad all those silly New York teams couldn't buy themselves championships ; ) Go Cards

hovan316
hovan316

Mets should have won the World Series. Too bad they lost to The Cards... The thing is The Cards didn't even belong there...

SonicBalla
SonicBalla

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Lets go METS

m00man25
m00man25

D Wright is the man, even though he didn't show up in the playoffs! A great choice for Sony I'm sick of seeing Yankees all over the place nice to see the Metropolitan's getting some recognition

snake7384
snake7384

Well, David Wright is pretty good and young. He deserves this.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

You know unlike with Basketball, Sony makes a darn good baseball game.

hovan316
hovan316

If you wann play baseball on a console this year and want the best game, well you will have to the The Show on PS3!!! Sony proved it last year with The Show '06 when EA lost there liscence. Sorry X360 owners, 2K (Kush Games) series sucks and I believe if this years version sucks again, MLBA will drop there liscence and stick exclusively with Sony for baseball for the next years to come! It will be a major blow to Microsoft.

DeltaSpirit
DeltaSpirit

I thought they would have chosen Phat Albert to be on this years cover but David Wright is just as good and he really deserves it

HyruleanLink
HyruleanLink

Even though I'm a Atlanta Braves fan, Wright was awesome this past year. He has a bright career ahead of him. Good going David!

Skylinefreak27
Skylinefreak27

I'm a yankee fan and i think this is a great step for David Wright not the mets, David Wright. I'm a Yankee Fan and i love this kid he's gonna be a future mvp. Congrats David Wright

dragonfire28
dragonfire28

oh, and i think David Wright deserves this. we needed a rookie on the cover

dragonfire28
dragonfire28

why is everybody saying the Mets suck? if you say that, you don't watch baseball, because they were one of the best teams last season. David Wright's a good player too

Cyke
Cyke

What about Johan Santana? He's the triple-crown, undisputed best starting pitcher in the majors, AND he plays videogames. I would've loved to see him in the cover of The Show. And Wright isn't exactly the best choice, either. He cooled off in the second half of the season and was terrible in the post-season. There are many others that are better suited for the cover.

datniccah187
datniccah187

I dont now who David Wright is. The Show is going to need a better cover athlete Asap!!!

feryl06
feryl06

I don't understand why people are hating David Wright---he's an up and coming player (hope to be around for a while and continue his great play with glove and bat).

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

They do, I agree. But David Wright still rocks my socks. Us Red Sox fans can only dream of a 3rd baseman like that. But hey, at least we got the Greek God of Walks...

nate_n8
nate_n8

If this game is good it might be the game that determines when I get a PS3.

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

Bilskie don't be hating. I'm sure Howard it would've cost 989 a heckuva a lot more to get Howard to be on their cover. Then again, considering they got Big Papi the last time around, I guess they could've afforded him. Still, David Wright isn't a bad choice at all. The guy is an awesome athlete, he hits for power, for average and is a human highlight reel at the hot corner. I'm sure the fact that he plays in New York has something to do with his selection too, but that's not his fault. But calling David Wright names don't change the fact that he's on track to become one of the greatest third basemen of all time. There aren't too many third basemen that good (now or ever), on the other hand, first basemen with barely adequate defense and tons of home runs (and little of anything else) have been a dime a dozen over the years.

abeg76
abeg76

Who cares whose on the cover. If the game play is improved abit from O6. Along with the PS3 graphics. I cant hardly wait...

Bilskie
Bilskie

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emm333
emm333

David Wright is the Man. This is the 1st good news I'm heard about Sony since God of War 2 was announced and since I last played Okami!

Jordan Bisasky
Jordan Bisasky

Man David Wright is possibly lamer than Slugfest using Jim Edmonds as their cover athlete lol

Doolum
Doolum

nice boxshot image

dadistiller
dadistiller

last years game was awesome way better that take 2s game

TryMe01
TryMe01

another star makes it on the cover of a game, lets hope they perform

Twinathon
Twinathon

Trickman Wright perfromed during the playoffs. Did u even watch it?

G2_Riley
G2_Riley

Well hopefully 2K sports is planning an MLB game for Xbox 360 / Wii thats all I can say