Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gary Carter Goes from Ducks to Sailfish

Gary Carter will not manage the NYMets or one of their minor league teams next season (sigh). Carter won't even be in the tri-state area to get a phone call. This explains why his Long Island Ducks Blog with Newsday has been out-of-order.

The Kid has resigned from managing the independent Long Island Ducks to be closer to home and manage the Division II Palm Beach Atlantic University Sailfish. Good thing Paul from Paul's Random Stuff picked up the Ducks autograph baseball for me this summer!

Carter may be criticized for jumping in front of any camera with a red light on the top, but he's wins everywhere he goes:

- Gulf Coast League and Florida State League Manager of the Year in 2005 and 2006.
- Port St. Lucie Mets 2006 League Champions
- Orange County (CA) Flyers 2008 Manager of the Year
- Orange County (CA) Flyers Golden Baseball League Champions
- Long Island Ducks playoffs in 2009.
Omar and Fred - are you hearing this?

Good luck to Gary Carter in south Florida. I hope an MLB team calls soon. He's good for the game and is widely regarded as an excellent manager.

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Anonymous said...

I didn't expect Carter to return for another year in the Atlantic League. He seemed like he'd be happier in an environment that would let him focus on player development.

I hope things work out well for him with the Sailfish.

Paul P said...

I love GC. The Mets should do anything he wants to try and bring him to the club. He would knock them into shape.