Found February 20, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Introduction by Stephen Hanks When I heard Gary Carter had finally succumbed to brain cancer at the too-young age of 57, I had two immediate memories. They weren’t of being at Shea on Opening Day 1985, when Carter hit his walk-off, 10th inning home run in his first game as a Met, or of Carter starting the two-out rally that won Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. I remembered first seeing him on TV in 1975 during his rookie year with the Montreal Expos and being delighted at his refreshing hustle and obvious joy for the game. And I remembered the magazine I created and once edited and the Gary Carter cover story that never got published. As I sat at Shea with my wife and then-business partner on that chilly 1985 Opening Day, I was proud that the New York sports magazine we had launched in April 1983 was starting it’s third year of publication (actually, we published just one issue in ’83, which had Tom Seaver on the cover). Although our bi-monthly magazine was still far from profitabl...

Annakin Slayd records Gary Carter tribute called "Kid" (Video)

Earlier this week, Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter died at the age of 57. As a tribute to Gary Carter, Annakin Slayd, a musical artist from Montreal, recorded a song called "Kid" along with a video featuring highlights of Carter during his playing days. Most of the highlights are from Carter's years with the Expos, the team with which he spent...

College baseball team to honor Gary Carter by starting game with 8 players in the field

  Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter passed away last week and will forever be remembered as one of the best to put on a chest protector and shin guards. The 11-time All-Star, 3-time Gold Glove Award winner, and 5-time Silver Slugger Award winner played 19 seasons and was a member of the 1986 World [...]

Gary Carter played the game how it was meant to be played

Remembering Gary Carter and his most important single.

Montreal Canadiens pay tribute to Gary Carter

The late Gary Carter meant a lot to the city of Montreal. The legendary catcher spent 12 of his 19 seasons there with the Expos, establishing himself as a fan favorite with his unparalleled work ethic and his desire to connect with the French-speaking fanbase, despite the fact that he didn't know a lick of French when he first came to the team. Today the Montreal Canadiens...

Montreal to name place in honor of Carter

The Montreal City Council unanimously approved a motion on Monday to name a street or place in honor of Gary Carter, and it also offered condolences to his family.

Canadiens honor Carter prior to game with Devils

The Montreal Canadiens honored the memory of the late Gary Carter prior to Sunday's game against the New Jersey Devils. The Canadiens came out for their pre-game warmup wearing jerseys with Carter's No. 8 on their backs. A video showed the Hall of Famer catcher during his days with the Montreal Expos - much to the pleasure of the crowd at the Bell Centre. A moment of...

Tribute Video For Gary Carter

Here’s a video produced by the Montreal Canadiens to honor Gary Carter. It was played prior to tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils. The memorial service to honor Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher who died of brain cancer at 57 earlier this week, has been scheduled for Friday night in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The family’s website announced the service today, and...

Habs honor HOFer Carter

MONTREAL (AP) -- In a city where hockey rules, Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter was as popular as the beloved Canadiens.

College team to honor Mets great Carter with '8' players on field

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team will honor their late coach, Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, by starting a game Tuesday night with only eight players in the field. According to the Palm Beach Post, the Division II squad will also wear a...

Sisk on Carter, How the Montreal Deal Went Down, and the Canadians Tribute

I wanted to share some final thoughts before we put the final touches on the tribute to Gary Carter. Doug Sisk, Carter’s teammate from 1985-1987, joined me during my show tonight to discuss his memories of “The Kid.” Hear Doug talk about the impact of Carter on the Mets, their appearance together in a bubble gum blowing contest on “Good Morning America,” and a funny story...

The Gary Carter All-Stars

Let's come up with a lineup of athletes who played with joy and exuberance.Click the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.

Memorial for Kid on Friday

Gary Carter’s former teammates have spoken about what the Hall of Fame catcher meant to them since he died of brain cancer at 57 on Thursday and many more will likely be there on Friday, when Carter is remembered at a memorial service in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.A...

Listen: Pitchers & Catchers at 8pm

The Hot Stove is officially over and we kick off the Grapefruit League schedule with the first radio show of spring training. Jody McDonald of ESPN Radio and WIP in Philly talks about his memories of Gary Carter and his take on the what the big stories are in Mets and Yankees camp. I will discuss some Yankees new with Steve S. of the Yankee Analyst. Hear some of our thoughts on...

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...

Top Five Issues Facing The 2012 Mets

I always loved this day, when pitchers and catchers report. Actually, the first day of spring training has become blurred with players reporting earlier each spring. It seems the week after the Super Bowl is when  players begin to trickle in. David Wright has been working out in PSL for over a week now. This is the day when enthusiasm and optimism run high for the summer ahead...
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