Posted in general | music on February 16, 2012

Gary Carter

"In 1986, Carter's Mets won 108 games and took the National League East by 21.5 games over the Phillies. Carter suffered a postseason slump in the NLCS, batting .148. However, he hit a walk-off RBI single to win Game 5. Carter also had two hits in the next game which the Mets won in 16 innnings.

The Mets won the 1986 World Series in seven games over the Boston Red Sox. Carter batted .276 with nine RBIs in his first World Series, and hit two home runs over Fenway Park's Green Monster in Game Four. He is the only player to hit two home runs in All-Star Game (1981) and two home runs in a World Series game. Carter started a two-out rally in the tenth inning of Game Six, scoring the first of three Mets runs that inning on a single by Ray Knight. He also hit an eighth-inning sacrifice fly that tied the game. Carter finished third on the NL MVP ballot in 1986." [Wikipedia]

If a Brooklyn music venue is allowed to call itself Shea Stadium, then a Brooklyn music blog is allowed to post a tribute to a Mets superstar. R.I.P. Gary Carter.

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Comments (70)

If anyone is interested, I will trade a tub of Sabra for a 1987 topps Gary Carter card.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:24 PM

The Kid, RIP.
speachless.
tough 7 days.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:25 PM

1986

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:27 PM

oh man i never comment on here but i love that line "If a Brooklyn music venue is allowed to call itself Shea Stadium, than a Brooklyn music blog is allowed to post a tribute to Mets superstar. R.I.P. Gary Carter."

love the mets and gary, fuck the yankees and everyone else

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:27 PM

RIP Mr. Carter.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:28 PM

damn... :(

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:28 PM

scoop out a dollop for The Kid! RIP, all my prays.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:29 PM

May the patch worn on the 2012 jerseys inspire the Mets to win over 70 games this season.

Posted by Knocker(!) | February 16, 2012 5:29 PM

hows carter go before dykstra?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:32 PM

Ah so Brooklyn Vegan is now following the same practice of Gizmodo. Relevant content writings and writers are being replaced with personal blogs and Facebook status updates.

Side note, that logic is so horribly flawed. Following that logic you should be writing about the planet Mercury very soon.

I fucking hate baseball yeah it's sad that someone I never heard of died. Sure, but this isn't the place to write about it.

Posted by y tu' mama tambiƩn | February 16, 2012 5:32 PM

^^^ you are entitled to your opinion.

Thanks for posting this. I'm hurtin'

Posted by Burg | February 16, 2012 5:38 PM

RIP

I remember the '86 World Series since I am from Queens (which made you a Mets/Ramones/Run DMC fan). Fun times. Daaaaarrrrylllllll!

I haven't watched baseball in two decades, but I can probably name most of the '86 Mets.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:40 PM

Fuck cancer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:43 PM

Gary never played no cards in the dugout, or hooted up any lines or wrecked any planes, but The Kid knew how to hit, run and throw.

God bless you, Gary Carter.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:45 PM

Nicely done BV. RIP Gary! Thanks for the memories.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:48 PM

'86 Mets yea!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:51 PM

"I fucking hate baseball yeah it's sad that someone I never heard of died. Sure, but I didn't subscribe to BK Vegan for personal blog posts like these. I subed for the local music events and hummus."

Dear Michael Sosa/5:32,

You posted that same whiny nonsense on Facebook. Just unsubscribe/stop visiting this website. I'm sure BV will mourn your loss as a reader.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:51 PM

Michael Sosa likes Wham!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:56 PM

god dman Michael Sosa just got called the fuck out. He is going to wind up the next Colin P. Fitz.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:56 PM

Michael Sosa's political views (witty!)

"Jokers to my left, Jokers to my right, here I am stuck in the middle with you."

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 5:58 PM

RIP. '86 Mets forever.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 6:04 PM

Michael Sosa, you poor clod
you have no idea the embarrassing mess that will follow
You should probably unfriend your mom, aunts and nieces now, before it gets too randy

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 6:07 PM

Dude's religious views are even wittier: "Cthulhu is the answer"

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 6:35 PM

Michael Sosa micropenis

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 6:37 PM

Spooky Mookie Wilson hit a slow roller up the first base line and...

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 6:37 PM

It should've been Joe Buck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 7:18 PM

A friend just told me to visit the comment section. I'm the thoroughly embarrassed jerk that wrote that stupid comment. Thanks for calling me out guys. It was really dumb of me to do and I deserve the mocking... maybe not that publicly with my name and all, but then again it is what it is and I wrote it. Though I felt it wasn't the right place to write about, it was in poor taste considering a human life was lost and a legend to some and that should've been all that mattered.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 7:38 PM

RIP Carter but WELCOME THE BIRTH OF LINSANITY.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 7:43 PM

So one of the anonymous trolls has a name.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 8:14 PM

Seriously, if you're going to air out your grievances over BV anonymously and on Facebook using your actual account, don't just type the same thing word-for-word.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 8:43 PM

Gary forgives you. But many others won't

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 8:59 PM

RIP, Kid

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 9:13 PM

Michael Sosa, apology NOT ACCEPTED.

You disrespected a member of the 1986 Mets, on a Brooklyn blog. Actually, the historians attribute the acquisition of The Kid as being the missing piece that coelasced the great team into the champions they were, they are, and they will always be. And now that master cog is gone, and you felt compelled, Michael Sosa, to come on here the day he died, like a WHINEY LITTLE BITCH, and share your disrespect? To what end?

Oh no, little man, you made your bed.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 9:14 PM

Michael Sosa, apology NOT ACCEPTED.

You disrespected a member of the 1986 Mets, on a Brooklyn blog. Actually, the historians attribute the acquisition of The Kid as being the missing piece that coelasced the great team into the champions they were, they are, and they will always be. And now that master cog is gone, and you felt compelled, Michael Sosa, to come on here the day he died, like a WHINEY LITTLE BITCH, and share your disrespect? To what end?

Oh no, little man, you made your bed.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 9:15 PM

Sad that this dude died of brain cancer and all that but his family wrote something like GC "got a standing ovation on his way to met jesus" -that's fucking hilarious!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 9:30 PM

This video has everything Mr. Sosa wants - baseball, music, and some dead dude who he never heard of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymixm6PtVBA

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 9:38 PM

The video also contains a bunch of coke fiends. Enjoy, Mr. Sosa.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 9:39 PM

Sosa, if you never heard of him, why comment? Do yourself a favor and get a (new) therapist...

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 11:26 PM

Michael Sosa is the worst human being who has ever lived.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 11:51 PM

Punk ass Sosa

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 12:12 AM

Sosa has ruined an otherwise civil BV thread. Congrats!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 12:29 AM

Sosa killed The Kid. Boooooo!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 1:44 AM

Sosa ass bitch!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 6:36 AM

any relation to that roid-head sammy sosa?

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 7:57 AM

Sosa like salsa so-so.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 8:51 AM

Next to Sosa, Hitler and Stalin are alter boys.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 8:56 AM

Gary Carter was the man, what an awesome guy and true sportsman. A great loss, for sure. Amazing how fickle fate is, with people like Doc Gooden and Straw still doing their thing after all the bad shit they were/are into. Ah, well.

Unfotunately, this does nothing about the fact that the Mets are terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 8:57 AM

The Mets Will Rise Again
(in 2020)

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 9:30 AM

Beltran and Santana were supposed to be the next Hernandez and Carter.

There will only be one Gary Carter.

Rest in peace, brother.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 9:53 AM

God damn, this is terrible. I wasn't even aware that he was diagnosed almost a year ago. Funny how they keep that hidden until after the person dies. That's why it just hits you from out of nowhere. RIP great one.


"RIP. '86 Mets forever."


The legacy still lives on though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 11:19 AM

Michael Sosa gave Doc Gooden his first bump.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 11:24 AM

who is michael sosa?

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 11:55 AM

who eeeeez kareeem garcia?

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 11:57 AM

this is NY blog, NY topics are cool

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 11:57 AM

11:55...Someone who wished that he didn't go online today.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 12:12 PM

I heard that Michael Sosa likes to play with his tits while watching others have sex, but I didn't actually see it so who knows

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 12:23 PM

It's true 12:23...I saw it with my own eyes. He was at a show once and started tweaking those silver dollar size nipples of his til they were so erect they could cut glass. Then he made them squirt milk. It was a freaky sight.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 12:40 PM

Goddam it people! I hate when people complain about what's covered on this goddam blog if it's not music related. Who gives a shit? Besides, the banner CLEARLY STATES: Music, Photos, & NEWS from a Vegan in Brooklyn

This is news. Shut the hell up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 12:40 PM

Michael Sosa doesn't get it

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 12:58 PM

Thanks man. This is your bridge to do whatever you want with it, don't listen to the trolls .

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 2:57 PM

so sad. RIP Gary.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 3:32 PM

Gary Carter, New York Met. That alone makes him alright in my book. But, he brought joy and victory to us too. For that, he is a hero. For that, Michael Sosa must learn respect.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2012 3:43 PM

Farewell, Gary Carter.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2012 12:43 AM

5:32 you have never heard of Gary Carter. Have you heard of the NY Mets? Do you know how many periods/quarters there are in a game of basball? Are you still living in your parents' basment in Des Moines, or are you a student at Pratt, cashing the monthly check from the Bank of Mom & Dad? Why would you even take the time to comment here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2012 9:41 AM

I just got massive gaseous diarrhea, and I have called it "getting a Sosa". That's right, Michael Sosa, you are like painful diarrhea.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2012 9:37 AM

"I'm going to miss his smile. I'm going to miss every part of him. I don't cry for him, I cry for me"
Johnny Bench, MLB Hall of Fame Catcher, Cincinnati Reds, at Gary Carter's memorial, 24-Feb-2012

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 10:19 PM

scoop out a dollop for The Kid! RIP, all my prays.

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Posted by Helen Butler | December 11, 2012 12:57 AM

already thought of getting in front of these thugs ....

Posted by Acompanhantres RJ | April 22, 2013 10:59 PM

r.i.p gary.

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 1:23 PM

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