As you probably know by now, Gary Carter passed away after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Gary often spoke about the role faith played in his life and he was sometimes mocked by fellow teammates for living a clean lifestyle and as we all know now, playing that way in the Mets clubhouse in the 80's was close to impossible. Just ask Doc, Straw or Keith Hernandez that.
In light of Whitney Houston's passing and the lack of celebrity awareness when it comes to the drug epidemic, I say we should celebrate Gary Carter's life. He is a patriot for the way he lived his life and influenced others. On top of that, it turns out Gary did an anti-drug PSA back in the 80's while playing for the Mets... warning kids about the dangers of drugs. Here's that video:
It takes a big man to do something like that while his peers are doing what they're doing. My point is you have to love Carter for being himself and he did that all his life which is why I loved him. Oh and let's not forget... Without "the Kid's" two-out single against the Boston Red Sox in Game 6... We never would have had "...It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it!"
-- Jack Rodney, BYB Guest Writer
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