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Thank God For ‘Kid’

It doesn’t have to be ‘cool’ to be a Christian.

It doesn’t have to be ‘fun’ to be a Christian.

Gary Cartersure made it seem that way, though.

Gary Carter

The former MLB catching great was a joy to watch on the baseball diamond, especially in helping the New York Mets win the 1986 World Series.

“Kid” always gave his all and loved and respected the game he played.


He wasn’t an “in your face” Christian, although there can be a time and place for that in my opinion, but he lived his life in clean-cut and decent manner. In short, he was a terrific role-model.

I’ll leave you with what another “gamer”, ex-Cardinals and Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez, said … it was so beautiful and poignant.

“He always had a love for life and a love for baseball. He always played in a lot of pain,” said Hernandez in an SNY interview.  “He was a very brave man, a man of faith. He walked the walk as well as talked the talk when it came to his faith.” check out Matt’s blog posts on the New York Yankees at:

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Bob Calabrese

posted February 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm

My son Jason was a big Gary Carter fan!I was separated at the time , living in Neptune , N.J. . When I heard of Gary Carter being in Wall , to have a field dedicated in his name , I picked up my son from Brooklyn( He was in his early teens at the time)and drove him to see Gary.He is such a role model to my son and thousands of kids. My son still has a letter that Gary took the time to write to him about throwing to second base. My son was in cloud nine!Gary actually took the time and mailed it to a young boy he never even met. Thats the man Mr. Carter was. God bless you Gary Carter

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posted February 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm

funny story….and GREAT that you got to meet him! thx for writing in….

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posted February 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I met him in 2000 for an interview. He was the “real deal”. I heard when the boys on the Mets or Expose went to the bar and loaded up on alcoholic. He ordered milk. That’s where he got his nickname “Kid” from.

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