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S’Long, Kid

Gary Carter, Rest in Peace.

[Photo Credit: Bernard Brault/AP]

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1 Shaun P.   ~  Feb 16, 2012 6:24 pm

Can't believe he's gone. He and Doc were my favorites on the '80s Mets. RIP indeed.

2 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 16, 2012 6:26 pm

This has just been a rather bad month for my childhood memories. Don, Whitney and now The Kid.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 16, 2012 6:41 pm

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.

4 Dimelo   ~  Feb 16, 2012 7:17 pm

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!

5 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Feb 16, 2012 7:35 pm

Game 6..as clutch as it gets.
[2] Yeah man, I've really have had enough of losing all these giants from my childhood..

6 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Feb 16, 2012 9:26 pm

Oh, this is sad.

I always liked him when I was a kid.

7 Diane Firstman   ~  Feb 16, 2012 11:47 pm

My 1st favorite player was Murcer ... who died of a brain tumor.
After Murcer retired, Carter became my favorite player.

F*** cancer.

(way way too sad right now)

8 Evil Empire   ~  Feb 17, 2012 12:06 am

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.

9 Matt Blankman   ~  Feb 17, 2012 1:01 am

[3] 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?

10 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 17, 2012 7:14 am

9) Rick Monday.

11 BobbyB   ~  Feb 17, 2012 3:15 pm

You were good, Kid.

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