NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- David Wright isn't about to apologize for getting on New York Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard for eating lunch in the clubhouse during Tuesday's intrasquad game.
But he is sorry for how it all went down.
"I talked to Noah yesterday ... it's not the media's fault by any means, but I didn't notice the media was within earshot," Wright said on Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News.
Details of the clubhouse kerfuffle -- which included closer Bobby Parnell throwing out Syndergaard's plate of food and telling one reporter "If a kid's not playing nice, you take his toys away" -- made for tremendous fodder in the sports pages. Wright was largely lauded for his leadership, though he would have preferred it remain in-house.
"Now he has to answer questions, I have to answer questions, (Mets manager) Terry (Collins) has to answer questions, that's not the way that I like to handle things," he said. "I wasn't aware of my surroundings. As far as the content of it, I think that's something that I think Noah did an excellent job understanding the situation, he was very remorseful of the situation."
The 22-year-old Syndergaard said Wednesday that chowing down instead of being on the bench for part of the game was "straight-up ignorance on my part." He wasn't scheduled to pitch on Tuesday.
Wright said the young pitcher should have been taking the opportunity to soak in as much as possible while at major league camp. Instead the imposing right-hander got a different sort of learning experience.
Syndergaard told reporters Wednesday that neither Wright nor Parnell went too far in getting their point across.
"(Wright) wanted to make sure I knew that Bobby and he were not picking on me," Syndergaard said, according to the Daily News. "He just wanted to make it clear, they care about me, they want me to be a part of the team, they think I can contribute in the future."
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