Gary Carter's [lack of] popularity

Gary Carter's [lack of] popularity

Post by Seth C. Grande » Wed, 08 Aug 1990 06:16:57


Quote:


>>(footnote: I don't much care for Gary Carter as a being, but I'd vote for him
>> for the HOF in a second...)
>I've heard comments similar to this several times.
>There seems to be a general consensus that Carter is an ***.
>I read his book about the Mets' "Dream Season" and he does mention quite a
>few players with whom he had differences.  
>He also comes across in the book as hard-nosed, fiercely competitive, vain,
>and as the type of guy who *would* bear a grudge.
>Have there been any specific incidents or quotes by players that have
>established Carter as a generally disliked ballplayer?

I heard once (during Carter's last good years either 86 or 87) that a
poll was taken of most liked and disliked players.  Gary Carter was in
the top 5 or 10 in each catagory.  Take it for what its worth, but
Carter would have my vote for the HOF in a second.  For a time, he was
the best in the game.  He was a complete catcher.  Not only could he
hit, but he got in front of pitches, and had a cannon of an arm in his
prime.  He was also great at working with pitchers.  I think the Mets
staff has suffered from his absence.  Likewise, I would bet that the
young pitchers on SF are benefiting from Carter's knowledge, both of
the game, and of opposing hitters.  I'm glad that SF picked up Carter
and gave him another try.

-Seth C. Grandeau

 
 
 

Gary Carter's [lack of] popularity

Post by Monoki » Wed, 08 Aug 1990 04:50:55


Quote:
> [quotes & opinion about Carter's peak value and career value deleted]

>(footnote: I don't much care for Gary Carter as a being, but I'd vote for him
> for the HOF in a second...)

I've heard comments similar to this several times.
There seems to be a general consensus that Carter is an ***.
I read his book about the Mets' "Dream Season" and he does mention quite a
few players with whom he had differences.  
He also comes across in the book as hard-nosed, fiercely competitive, vain,
and as the type of guy who *would* bear a grudge.
Have there been any specific incidents or quotes by players that have
established Carter as a generally disliked ballplayer?

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