Gary Carter. Arguably the greatest NY Mets catcher of all-time. It was announced this weekend that he has been diagnosed with small brain tumors. When I think back on my childhood an image like the one above immediately pops into my head. The Hall of Fame catcher was one of the best, and brought a smile to my face every time I watched him play. It’s shaking when we realize one of our heroes is actually mortal. He set an example for how others should approach the game: commitment with fun still being the point. Here’s to Gary Carter and hoping things go well with the next step.

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