Thursday, February 16, 2012
Gary Carter has succumbed to the brain tumors that has afflicted him for the past two years. Besides being one of the few people associated with the Mets franchise we could actually stomach, he was one of the voices of our childhood, as part of the original Marlins TV broadcast team alongside Jay Randolph. The affably long-winded yang to Randolph's buttoned-down yin, The Kid will be missed.
UPDATE: Watch this video of Carter's last at bat, an RBI double in front of the home crowd for Les Expos. We fucking DARE YOU not to get all teary. Go ahead.