By J.R. Lebert aka jrlebert

A decade and a half before we would come to know a certain center fielder in Seattle by the same nickname, fans of the Expos and Mets began a 30-year love affair with the original “Kid”, Gary Edmund Carter.

As a lifelong, die hard Mets fan, it was easy to gravitate towards our beloved catcher. As Jesse Orosco said after learning of Carter’s trade to the Mets, “We have a chance to win it all now!” See, Carter’s nickname was derived from both the way he played the game, and the way he viewed the game. Carter More >