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02-17-2012, 02:45 AM
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Everytime we lose an Expo, not only we lose the guy but it's also a reminder of how we lost this team so it's double pain for me. And for me, add a triple based on the fact that my father before he was a usher for the Habs, started at the Olympic Stadium and knew the Kid fairly well. They are together now.

My greatest memory was when the kid came back and hit his double and Dawson was unable to catch it. I was there. And I tell you, I've been to numerous live sports moments, and I've never heard such a loud crowd in my life to this day. That was just something else.

Still....can't beleive we let that team go. Cannot believe it. Rest in peace Kid. And after you settle down, would be great to see you reunited with a few baseball players.....Hey we knew know....maybe IF WE BUILD A NEW STADIUM.....HE WOULD COME.
Agree completely---kills me not to have my Expos to this day, especially on this day (I'm sure I snuck by your father out of the bleachers and into seats I didn't pay for at some point!). Carter supplied one of my most endearing memories from going to the stadium in 1979 - it was in late spring when we started to realize the Expos were gonna be good, and he hit a 2 run homer in a 2-0 or 2-1 game....but what I remember most is him throwing out a great basestealer (Bake Mcbride maybe?) at 2nd late in the game, and the Stade erupted in a standing ovation for over a minute - a standing O for a defensive play. After years of watching mediocre baseball, I knew at that moment the Expos had arrived as a legitimate contender with a legitimately passionate fanbase.

Merci, Gary.

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02-17-2012, 02:48 AM
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The best thing would have been Gary playing for the Expos when we had that great team if there wouldn't have been a MLB lockout. All the elements would have been in place for greatness.

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02-17-2012, 05:39 AM
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Im gonna miss ya buddy!! I got my picture taken with him when I was 6 years old!! Ill never forget looking up and that big freindly giant and him having a big smile on his face!! RIP Gary

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02-17-2012, 06:12 AM
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Rip-----kid

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02-17-2012, 06:33 AM
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RIP Gary.
Condolences to his family.

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02-17-2012, 06:36 AM
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He was my favorite player when I was young, awesome personality, the kind of personality you want on any team in any sport club. Very sad to see him die so soon !

RIP Gary Carter

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My two favourite Expos.

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02-17-2012, 09:03 AM
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this sucks, very sad, too young

saw him play many times when I was a kid, wasn't my fave Expo (has to go to Brother Andre and Tim Wallach) but I liked him

r.i.p Kid

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02-17-2012, 09:21 AM
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Hard to believe both Carter and Charlie Lea are dead. Makes me feel old.

R.I.P. Kid

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02-17-2012, 09:24 AM
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Hard to believe both Carter and Charlie Lea are dead. Makes me feel old.

R.I.P. Kid
Crap, I didn't know Charlie Lea was dead. That sucks too

How come they're dead and d-bags like Assad are alive?

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02-17-2012, 10:06 AM
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some pics

http://www.journaldequebec.com/2012/...ter-est-decede

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02-17-2012, 10:15 AM
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I will always remember his first couple of seasons in Montreal when barry Foote was the regular catcher and Carter had to play in the field or 1st base.

He was always wearing a hard hitter's helmet even when playing D in the outfield !

He was also always running full speed to the 1st base after a base on ball, like Pete Rose.


Loads of enthousiasm, charisma, and generosity for fans.


He learned a dozen words in French and was GOD in Montreal...


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02-17-2012, 10:22 AM
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R.I.P. Kid

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02-17-2012, 10:45 AM
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Thanks for the link. I was going to post that the one with Lafleur (pic 6) was a pretty good one, but I looked at them all and they're all great pictures of him.

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I hope the City does something classy like send a massive flower arrangement with an Expos theme to his funeral or the like.

Anyone heard anything on that front?

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Great, great photos and memories.

thank you... merci !

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02-17-2012, 12:21 PM
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RIP the Kid

The Canadiens will be doing tribute on Sunday.

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02-17-2012, 02:02 PM
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Any talk in town about naming a street or park after him? It doesn't have to be a major street or park, but hopefully, not a side street or small park.

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02-17-2012, 06:08 PM
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Man, what a loss... RIP Gary Carter!

The best Expos ever! We'll miss you, Gary.

Thanks for everything!

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02-17-2012, 08:26 PM
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Any talk in town about naming a street or park after him? It doesn't have to be a major street or park, but hopefully, not a side street or small park.
There's talk of renaming the Pie-IX metro station after him, since it's next to the Olympic Stadium.

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02-17-2012, 08:37 PM
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Gary was my favorite player when I was a kid.
Great player and a great man.


Lost 2/3 of my childhood sport idols.
RIP Gilles Villeneuve
RIP Gary Carter
Stay healthy Guy !

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Just released...

I'm all choked up now....

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02-18-2012, 11:34 AM
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Just released...

this is sad

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RIP Kid...what a great guy!!!

His passing has made me realize how much I miss the Expos, and want to crush Bud Selig...

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