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• In Thursday Night Football action, the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens 34-23.

• This may not matter much to anyone who is not a New York Mets fan, but it was announced yesterday that David Wright - one of the best everyday players ever to be on the Mets’ roster, but who has been on the disabled list since 2016 - will be reactivated and placed on the team’s major league roster. Wright will play just one more game - on September 29 - and then will virtually retire, ending his years-long and ultimately frustrated efforts to get his body back into playing shape. (Whether it will be an official retirement will depend on whatever deal the Mets can reach with the insurance company, which has been paying his salary during the long convalescence.)

As the New York Times writes, “Wright’s return to the field will no doubt be a rousing and poignant moment, especially in a lost season for the Mets (67-78). He was drafted by the team in 2001, played in 13 major league seasons for them, signed two substantial contract extensions to stay, made seven All-Star games, won two Gold Glove awards and sits atop many franchise leaderboards.”

As he leaves the game, Wright will be remembered not just as one of the most talented players ever to occupy the home dugout at Shea Stadium and then Citi Field. He’s also been an outstanding citizen and even a role model for sportsmanship … which is no small thing these days.
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