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Carter honored, service to be streamed live

Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:52 am
 
By Matt Snyder

It's been nearly a week since Hall of Famer Gary Carter died at just 57 years old, but he hasn't left the consciousness from his many fans and admirers.

Gary Carter's death
Earlier this week, Montreal city council unanimously approved a motion that called for the city to find something to name after Carter. As things currently stand, it will be "a street or place to name in his honour." (MontrealGazette.com)

“Gary Carter was so associated with the Montreal Expos; his death was like the Expos were leaving for a second time,” Projet Montréal leader Richard Bergeron said (MontrealGazette.com).

The council majority leader, Marvin Rotrand, told MontrealGazette.com that finding the proper place to name after Carter will be done in consultation with the Carter family.

There will be a memorial service for family and friends of "The Kid" Friday at 7 p.m. in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. For those interested, it will be streamed live by Christ Fellowship Church on their website.

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Comments

Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:36 am
 

Carter honored, service to be streamed live

The biggest landmark, and Honour to such a player would be a ballpark (pro or amateur) named after him, and MLB return a major league team back to Montreal.

If MLB is serious about extending the baseball culture outside the US and Japan, why not have a world wide baseball league with different countries best baseball teams taking part in Canada, US and rotate it so the World Serious winners play.

It would be difficult logistically to start with but it would increase the exposure and product of baseball.

Personally, as a MLB honour, it could be the Champions of Carter*, or play for a trophy named after such a person



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:35 am
 

Carter honored, service to be streamed live

The biggest landmark, and Honour to such a player would be a ballpark (pro or amateur) named after him, and MLB return a major league team back to Montreal.

If MLB is serious about extending the baseball culture outside the US and Japan, why not have a world wide baseball league with different countries best baseball teams taking part in Canada, US and rotate it so the World Serious winners play.

It would be difficult logistically to start with but it would increase the exposure and product of baseball.

Personally, as a MLB honour, it could be the Champions of Cashman, or play for a trophy named after such a person



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2012 7:26 pm
 

Carter honored, service to be streamed live

I wonder if we will ever see a day in the future when an MLB team returns to Montreal.



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2012 7:11 pm
 

Carter honored, service to be streamed live

     Dr. Knowledge, good point.  In my case, I am old enough to remember Carter's entire career so I associate him with both franchises.  Great move by the city of Montreal and I like the fact that they are also getting Gary's family involved in this decision.



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:09 am
 

Carter honored, service to be streamed live

Class move City of Montreal. So many great baseball players began their careers with the Expos, many of whom will end up in the HOF, like Carter, Andre Dawson, Pedro, Vlad and possibly Tim Raines. It'd be nice to honor all these great players who put Montreal on the MLB baseball map and honor some of the great Montreal minor leaguers who made the HOF, like Jackie Robinson.  



Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:03 am
 

Carter honored, service to be streamed live

Great news.  Great player.  But from all the coverage the ESPN/CBS has had on Carter's passing, you would think he only played for the Mets.  Truth is, he is an Expo. Thank you Montreal for not letting NY steal your hero.


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