Every year for the last 3 years as Spring gives way to Fall, Mets season merges into NY Rangers season, I have been able to keep the baseball side of my brain occupied with thoughts of Mets Fantasy Camp. This year more so then ever, in the past I have simply gone down to cover the week long camp as a reporter, this season I am headed down to actually participate as a player. Each year I have tried to find unique ways of counting down the days until camp and sharing them with Mets fans, So this year I will do the countdown by Jersey numbers, When possible I will post my 3 favorite Mets who have worn that number, some numbers are harder then others.
There a some numbers that no matter how many players wore it for the franchise, you only think of one, and for me #8 is the Kid, yes Yogi one of the all-time greats wore it but that was as a player at the end of his career and then as a coach and manager, therefore #8 only gets one player in my book and that's Gary Carter, The Kid played every single day with a smile on his face. He did everything the way you are suppose to. He truly was my favorite player in the majors when he was an Expo, when he became a Met, I knew it would not be long before the Mets and Gary would have championship rings. Here is my interview with the Kid, to this day still one of my biggest thrills.
Mets who wore # 8
By: Mark Rosenman
WLIE 540 AM SPORTSTALKNY Host and Producer
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