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The Rookie Makes it All “Wright”

Have you ever been on the side of the road, frustrated, hot and trying to change you tire on your car? Who needs AAA roadside service when you got guys like Mike Wright in the world?

You may not know much about Baltimore Orioles rookie pitcher Mike Wright, but you should know this: He’s a nice guy.mikeWright1
Wright, a 25-year-old from South Carolina, has pitched in nine games this season for the Orioles. He’s 2-4 with a 5.45 ERA, not exactly headline stuff in what’s been dubbed “The Year of the Prospect” in MLB. But Wright is earning headlines and nice-guy points for what he did earlier this week.

After Sunday’s game at Camden Yards, Wright was walking home when he came across a stranded motorist who was having a hard time fixing a flat fire. According to the Baltimore Sun, Wright jumped in and offered to help.

Kansas City Royals at Washington Nationals“He was there trying to crank it up and he was obviously struggling,” Wright said. “I went down there and helped him jack it up, helped him loosen up a few bolts. It just took about 20 minutes.”
It’s a nice thing to do, whether you’re an MLB pitcher or a regular ol’ driver on the freeway coming home from your job. (Props to those people too). But then Wright took things a step further.

“He was obviously having a bad day so after I helped him fix it, I told him he could come to a game whenever he wanted so he’s coming to the game [Tuesday],” Wright said. “I left him tickets, so hopefully him and his girlfriend can enjoy the game.”

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