There are a few players that love to play the game so much that you can virtually see it coming off of them. Gary Carter was one of those players. Always smiling, always showing how much he loved baseball and always displaying how skilled he was at it. A no-doubt Hall of Famer and certainly a name worth batting around in the discussion for greatest catcher of all time. Mr. Carter lost his battle with cancer today at the age of 57. The entire baseball, FanSided and Southside Showdown will remember Gary Carter the player, and the man, fondly. Rest in Peace, Kid. Gone much too soon.
By Matt Adams -
About the Author
Matt Adams is a White Sox fan to the degree that few can understand. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, his parents made the correct choice in making sure that his first live baseball experience took place at Comiskey Park. These days you can typically find him at U.S. Cellular Field, and if you buy him a beer, he’ll buy you one back. When not writing, watching or talking baseball, what he’s doing is anybody’s guess. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @2014WhiteSox or reach him through email at mattadams9 at gmail dot com.