Gary Carter, Rest in Peace.
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Can't believe he's gone. He and Doc were my favorites on the '80s Mets. RIP indeed.
This has just been a rather bad month for my childhood memories. Don, Whitney and now The Kid.
Man, I hated Carter as a player when I was growing up. He had all that peppy go-go-go. Easy to dislike. But he was a great player. And looking back at the images of him in his prime made me smile and think fondly of him.
Great player. And supposedly a good dude, too. Very sad news.
Yeah, very sad news....even though we all knew the inevitable was shortly on its way, he fought for as long as he could. Sad!
Game 6..as clutch as it gets.
 Yeah man, I've really have had enough of losing all these giants from my childhood..
Oh, this is sad.
I always liked him when I was a kid.
My 1st favorite player was Murcer ... who died of a brain tumor.
After Murcer retired, Carter became my favorite player.
(way way too sad right now)
Very sad news. And, like Diane, I loved Bobby Murcer. August 6, 1979 remains my favorite Yankee game ever, including all the series clinchers and wins over Boston in the post-seasons of '78, '99 and '03.
 Same here, Alex - I never liked the guy, and yet I was always totally impressed by his play. I think his demeanor rubbed me wrong because he was out in front as the Mets stole the city from the Yankees. He was a tremendous baseball player. It's crazy that it took him as long as it did to make the HOF.
I did love those Expos teams. Carter-Raines-Dawson, Steve Rogers on the hill...how did they not win a pennant?
9) Rick Monday.
You were good, Kid.
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