David Wright joined The Cookie Club with J.D. and Dom presented by Insomnia Cookies to get one thing straight: He's the Mets OG of Insomnia Cookies.
He said so during an interview with The Athletic last week, which is why he asked for his "props" from J.D. Davis and Dom Smith on Wednesday.
"Before we went on, I told you I was eating Insomnia Cookies and buying them while you two kids were in diapers," Wright said laughing. "So I haven't once heard or got a text message about giving the OG here some props for originally find that place, and bringing generation to generation Insomnia Cookies for their cookies. So now I can get my props. So let me hear it."
Davis and Smith obliged.
"The Godfather to the Insomnia Cookies, we're sorry to take credit away from you, but we're happy to take the baton from you," Davis said.
So how did this Mets off-the-field ritual begin in the first place? Wright said it wasn't a premeditated venture but instead something that was done on a whim once he got back from rehab during the 2015 season.
"I think it was more boredom than anything," he said when asked by Steve Gelbs. "I had spent, no offense to Port St. Lucie, but I had spent a majority of my summer down in Port St. Lucie rehabbing so to be able to put on a big league uniform for the first time in a long time, it felt pretty good, it fit pretty good. I hadn't gained too much weight down in Florida."
So with the uniform on, Wright wanted to meet his new teammates the Mets had traded for before the trade deadline, ones he wasn't able to meet because of his Florida stay. And he was hungry.
Put two and two together, and you get the Insomnia Cookies origin story.
"We traded for Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson, I believe Tyler Clippard. We had some new faces and I was like 'I'd like to meet these guys before taking the field with them for the first time,'" Wright said. "So I was like 'I'll hang out in the lobby. I'll wait for the guys. Say hello, shake some hands, give some hugs and then go get some sleep. Then I was like 'Man, I'm kind of hungry. Let me go to my spot Insomnia Cookies and grab some cookies for me to tide me over.'"
It was a funny sight to see in the moment, but it led to much more off the field as clearly the Mets still carry on the tradition to this day. Wright has taken notice and loves every second of it.
"In all seriousness, what you guys are doing, the young core of this team, it gets me excited," he said.