Found January 24, 2012 on Hall of Very Good:
<img border="0" i$="true" src="" />So Manny Ramirez might be going to Oakland? I guess he is a personality fit for Oakland...the Oakland Raiders, that is.

Here's Bo Rosny with This Week in Baseball Cards.

Ramirez would be forty the next time he plays in a major league game. Meanwhile, the Rockies have brought in a guy ten years older than Manny to compete for their fifth starter’s slot. When Jamie Moyer made his big league debut, Manny was in eighth grade. Another way to look at it: This is the Rockies’ twentieth season. When the Rockies franchise debuted, Moyer had already pitched in 143 games over six seasons.

Finally, on a serious note, came the sad news that Gary Carter’s illness took a turn for the worst. Carter was well known as one of the nicest guys in baseball. You may not have known that he was also a huge baseball card collector. Check out this 1983 interview from Baseball Cards Magazine.

And remember, gang, you can check out Bo's daily insights over at his site...Baseball Cards Come to Life.


The Colorado Rockies sign Jamie Moyer

The Rockies have signed 49-year old lefty starting Jamie Moyer to a minor league deal. Moyer missed all of last season due to Tommy John Surgery that he had in 2010. He last pitched in the majors for the Phillies in 2009. He pitched in 19 games (all starts) for the Phillies in 2009 and he was 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. Moyer has now pitched in 686 games (628 starts...

Carter: A Name, Not A Number

Gary Carter Stadium in Port St. Lucie…has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Won’t happen, though, because Gary Carter was a catcher and isn’t a corporation. Some company few Mets fans had ever heard of before 2010 or have any idea what exactly it does owns the rights to the name of the Mets’ primary Spring Training facility, and the Mets aren’t about to revoke those rights...

Jeff Pearlman: News of Gary Carter's brian cancer hits especially hard

Gary Carter was the very definition of youthful enthusiasm during his brilliant career which makes news of his brain cancer at 57 all the more upsetting, writes Jeff Pearlman.

oldtimefamilybaseball: Carter and the Chicken, presented,...

oldtimefamilybaseball: Carter and the Chicken, presented, mostly because I can’t think of a way to build on this photo, without commentary. Click through for the full gallery of rare Gary Carter photographs. (Neal Preston/Corbis, h/t SI Photos)

Carter sends message

Gary Carter is too ill to travel, but the Hall of Famer received a standing ovation when his name was mentioned last night. Carter, who is fighting an uphill battle against brain cancer, sent a message via his children at an awards dinner. "I'll always have a special place in my heart for the city and people of New York," said Carter, in a message read by his son...

Carter an all-time great, on and off the field

For nearly two decades, Gary Carter set the standard for big league catchers, and "Kid Sunshine" was every bit as good as a person as he was as a player.

Ex-Mets lead prayers for 'The Kid'

The cancer that has thrown Gary Carter into grave condition cast a pall over a celebration Tuesday night. Many former Mets attended the 23rd annual Baseball Assistance Team dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis Tuesday night in Midtown, as the franchise was honored for its 50th anniversary.

Chronicling a Catcher’s Final Ups and Downs

An online journal kept by one of Gary Carter’s daughters has poignantly and lovingly described the ex-Met’s battle with brain cancer.

Today’s piece …

var addthis_product = 'wpp-252'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; … is on the horrible plight of Gary Carter. Heartbreaking is an understatement.

A Writer Apologizes to the Kid

Jeff Pearlman offers a somewhat unnecessary, but very admirable mea culpa to stricken Hall of Famer Gary Carter. SC's Jeff Kallman can only admire and concur with what whispers out from between Pearlman's words.

Video: Seaver, Davey and Marichal talk about Gary Carter

Your browser does not support iframes. Tom Seaver, Davey Johnson and Juan Marichal talk about Gary Carter.
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