Thursday, February 16, 2012
R.I.P., the Kid
Very saddened just now to hear about the passing of Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter. As a Red Sox fan, I'll admit to having mixed feelings about him (memories of '86 die hard) but their is no denying the unbridled enthusiasm with which he played the game, as few players seem to have as much fun playing it as Carter. (Though Kirby Puckett comes to mind.) And as I was not aware of his cancer diagnosis last May, his passing comes as a great shock to me. Baseball has lost one of the few remaining players who gave it all he had, but managed to remember that it was still all a game.