Tom Coughlin has been discovering that sometimes the pen is mightier than the sword. In his latest book “Earn the Right to Win,” the Giants’ head coach stresses preparation as the key to success in everything — on and off the gridiron.
And that includes the baseball diamond.
New York Mets third baseman and newly-named captain David Wright will find that out as he now has reading material for the team’s road trips. Coughlin recently had a copy of his book delivered to Wright before Opening Day with an inscription congratulating him on the honor of being named captain.
“I just appreciate the way a young man like David represents his organization on and off the field,” Coughlin told the New York Post. “Guys like David Wright, Derek Jeter and Eli [Manning] are cut out of the same cloth.
“They are blessed with great ability, and they understand the responsibility that comes along with it. They understand what it means to represent their respective organizations, and they know that the people of the metropolitan area respect somebody who rolls up the sleeves and goes to work and leads by example, not words.”
This wasn’t the first time Coughlin has reached out to the Met.
Coughlin wrote a note to Wright a few years ago, saying he enjoyed his style of play. Wright, according to the article, never forgot that and said it “was almost like a football pregame pep-talk, it was nice. I got it framed and it is displayed proudly.”
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