Former Quebec Carnivals Player Gary Carter In the News

Former major league catcher Gary Carter is back in the news today, with what he said on a Sirius Satellite radio show following the rumors that New York Mets manager Willie Randolph could be fired in the coming days or weeks:

"Boy, I’ll tell you what, I would love that, guys. When I saw that on ESPN today, Mike & Mike, they were talking about it and immediately I got on the phone and I called Jay Horowitz and I asked, ‘Should I try to call Mr. Wilpon?’ If there is this going on I just want them to know of my availability. I’m only a phone call away because my contract allows me to leave the ball club. I could be in New York tomorrow, if necessary, because if there’s anything at the major league level I can leave this job…The comments that David Wright made saying that, you know, there’s no spark, there’s no fire, if anything I would love to bring that to the table because you know me, guys. I love the game, have a great passion for it and you know my enthusiasm, and hopefully I would be able to bring that to maybe help turn that ball club around.

There’s way too much talent there for them to be a game under .500 and to lose four in a row to the Braves. That’s just kind of uncalled for and I think that they’ve just become complacent in some ways and ever since their demise of last year. And if you look at Willie’s record it is right around .500 since June of last year. And when you have that much talent there are a lot more expectations than where they’re at right now.”

Gary Carter played with the Quebec Carnavals in the 70's, when the club was a minor league affiliate of the Montreal Expos. Baseball fans in the city must have a ton of good memories of the member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

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