Found February 17, 2012 on The Husker:
Tim Wakefield is retiring. Linsanity can go **** off. Gary Carter died. MLB opened up training camp. Oh, I almost forgot. JR Smith still has terrible hair and its in NYC. The is is the week that was….in Meme.                                                                    

Gary Carter's last career hit.

Rest in peace, Gary Carter. This remembrance from the Montreal Gazette is a must-read. And above, video of his last career hit from September 27, 1992. Below, Davey Johnson's statement on the passing of the Hall of Famer, via the Washington Nationals: "Today, the world of baseball lost a Hall-of-Famer and I have lost a treasured friend. Anyone lucky enough to...

Tim Wakefield career highlights

A few days ago, longtime Red Sox knuckleball pitcher Tim Wakefield announced his retirement after a lengthy big-league career that stretches back to the George H. W. Bush presidency. When a player retires, it’s time to look back on his career, and that’s exactly what I’d like to do here. Below is a list of Tim Wakefield’s career highlights. Included are some of the greatest...

NY Post points out ESPN's disgusting attempt to make Gary Carter's tragic story look like their exclusive

Last month we wrote: "Earlier in the coverage of Gary Carter's illness ESPN's Adam Rubin and Mike Mazzeo both took the snake oil approach to reporting what Kimmy had written on her very public blog.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Gary Carter loses his battle with brain cancer

11 time All Star and 2003 Hall of Fame inductee Gary Carter has passed away at the age of 57.  Carter had battled brain cancer for the past nine months, and the disease kept him from coaching the baseball team at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  Carter played 19 years in MLB, for the Expos, Mets, Giants, and Dodgers. Carter was one of the best catchers in the history of the game...

Tim Wakefield To Announce Retirement

The Red Sox longest tenured pitcher is set to announce his retirement today after a 186-168 record with the Red Sox at the age of 45. Tim Wakefield has long been remembered as having one of the deadliest knuckleballs the game has ever seen, and after earning his 200th career victory last season, many Sox [...]

Hall of Fame C Carter dies at 57

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter died Thursday after a long battle with a brain tumor. He was 57. Carter passed away at a Hospice near West Palm Beach, Fla., according to New York Mets team spokesman Jay Horwitz. One of Carter's biggest moments was a two-out, two-strike single that trigged an improbable three-run rally in the bottom of the 10th inning in Game 6 of the 1986...

Tim Wakefield to Retire

WEEI has the story.

Open Mike 02-17-12 Linsanity, Gary Carter & a Hall of Fame coach

On this edition of Open Mike, host Michael Cohen analyzes the phenomenon that is Jeremy Lin, and how the 23-year-old has taken New York and the nation by storm. Dan Fuerestien of Triple Coverage joins the debate and find out if Dan is All Lin! Michael and Dan are later joined by Korbid Thompson of the Warning Track to discuss the passing of Mets legend Gary Carter, who died February...

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter dies at 57

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. He was 57.

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter dead at 57

Hall of Fame catcher and all-around good guy Gary Carter has died of cancer, according to a tweet by New York Times columnist Richard Sandomor. He was 57. Carter, who played for the Giants in 1990, was a true ambassador of the game. Back in the days before fantasy baseball, I grew up playing Strat-O-Matic with my friends, and Carter (who was a Montreal Expo then) was one of those...

Gary Carter: growing up with baseball in a land far, far away

Truth be told, it wasn't until my late 20s that I had any idea I'd be covering baseball for a living. Up until June 1, 1998, the day I left my hometown of Montreal and days as a news reporter to go to Toronto to cover the Blue Jays, my fondest baseball memories were of the Expos and their rare moments near the top of the sport. The best Expos team ever, of course, was the...

The Best Met By Uniform Number: #8 Gary Carter

*Originally Published on 8/24/2010* Stats in His Mets Career 600 Games, .249 BA, 89 HR, 349 RBI, 272 Runs, 73 Doubles, 542 Hits His Mets Moment The final piece of the puzzle, the Mets had it all and were just one piece short it seemed. They had an Ace Pitcher, Speed in the Outfield, Power in the Corner Outfield positons, a solid bullpen and an anchor at First Base. It seemed the...

The BP Broadside: The Kid's Biggest Moment by Steven Goldman

By this morning you have no doubt read countless stories about Gary Carter, his playing career, and his character both on and off the field. The links came flying furiously yesterday, because his passing had been a foregone conclusion for quite awhile. Sadly, in our business that means not only sorrow and sympathy but getting a head start on writing the obituary. There was extra...
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