The Gary Carter Trade: 30 Years Later

The NY Mets were coming off a 90-72 season in 1984, and with a pitching staff led by the young phenom Dwight Gooden. The Mets were looking to add that missing piece that would take the to the next level.

December 1984 the Mets made a the trade that would change the franchise. They traded away Hubie Brooks, Herm Winningham, Mike Fitzgerald, and Floyd Youmans to the Montreal Expos for 7-time All-Star Gary Carter.

Although the Mets would barely miss the playoffs finishing 2nd to the St Louis Cardinals in 1985, it was a prelude of what was to be a special season in 1986.With the help of Carter and his no quit attitude the Mets would reach the top of the mountain in ’86 and win the World Series.

Here’s a preview of a short documentary taking a look back at that trade….

You can see the whole documentary on;

#RIP Gary ‘Kid’ Carter




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5 Tips for “New” NY Mets Fans…

As of today the New York Mets are in 1st place, 8-games above .500, with 54-games left in the season.

That’s right, you read that correctly!

The Mets and their loyal fan base (which includes me) have had an eventful 14-days since they made their first move before the trade deadline (July 31st at 4pm).

  • Wilmer Flores shed tears when he thought he was part of deal that would bring Carlos Gomez back to NYC
  • The Carlos Gomez deal falls thru and Flores earns the sympathy of Mets fans and many in baseball
  • The Mets trade for Yoenis Cespedes, the big bat they so desperately needed right before the trade deadline expired
  • Shaking off the tears from 2-days prior Flores hits a walk-off home run against the Washington Nationals to start a series sweep that would vault the Mets into 1st place

For loyal Mets fans who have not seen a winning season since 2008, we welcome the joys of a winning season and a pennant race. And we also welcome the band wagon fans, but here are a couple of tips for all you “New” Mets’ fans….

5. No one cares you haven’t watched the Mets since Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez and Mookie Wilson played

4. There is more to Citi Field than just Shake Shack

3. Don’t EVER, EVER, EVER bring up Luis Castillo 

2. Don’t talk about the Mets still paying Bobby Bonilla, IT”S NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL!!!!

1. It’s called Citi Field, not Shea Stadium. You simple fuck the Mets haven’t played at Shea since 2008!


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Matt Harvey: The Dark Knight Rises

New York Mets’ pitcher Matt Harvey has not pitched in a major league game since he partially tore of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in August of 2013. That year he dazzled Mets fans with his blazing fastball, reminding them of past aces Dwight Gooden, Nolan Ryan, and Tom Seaver.

Needless to say it has been a long wait for Mets fans to see Harvey back on the mound.

ESPN’s E:60 documents Harvey’s rehab and talks to the young right-hander about surgery, rehab and pitching in NY. The special premiers April 4th, and I have to be honest, as a Mets fan, I got goosebumps watching the trailer….




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Doc Gooden Documentary Tonight on SNY

It’s hard to believe that it has been 30-years since Dwight “Doc” Gooden made his MLB debut for the New York Mets. Tonight SNY will debut its documentary about Doc Gooden’s rise and fall as a young 19-year old in the Big Apple.

Before Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, Doc Gooden was ‘Must Watch TV’!!!

‘The Good Doctor’ airs tonight on SNY at 9:30pm (Eastern)

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Darryl Strawberry not happy with Dwight Gooden???

Most of you all know the story of Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden (Doc Gooden); they will forever be linked together in NYC sports history as 2 of the most talented baseball players to ever hit the scene.  They were the cornerstone to what was supposed to be a Baseball Dynasty with the NY Mets; if that wasn’t pressure enough on top of that Strawberry (21) and Gooden (20) were youngsters trying to find their way while living it up in NYC.

Now older and hopefully more wiser both Strawberry and Gooden are dealing with life after baseball…..

Strawberry through his ups and downs found religion and family to keep him on the straight and narrow; while Dwight has had a little bumpy road which includes a recent stint on the VH1 Reality Show ‘Celebrity Rehab’.  With that said Both Strawberry and Gooden seem to be finally putting their demons behind them.  Both are slowly rebuilding their images in the greater NY area; Strawberry opening a Sports Bar & Grill in Douglaston, NY (Strawberry’s) and Gooden setting up autograph signings and spending time with his family.  They are also giving back to the community and reconnecting with fans who once cheered them on during the 80s and 90s at Shea Stadium.

This past Saturday (August 13th) The Darryl Strawberry Foundation participated in Douglaston Community Day; it was a fair of sorts with rides and games.  All proceeds went to The Darryl Strawberry Foundation and their battle against autism as well as other local charities.  Former Mets Doc Gooden, Kevin Mitchell, Barry Lyons and Terry Leach; and former Giants punter Sean Landetta were the expected guests.


On August 11th (Thursday) Dwight Gooden sent out a tweet from his twitter account (@DocGooden16) saying that he will not be able to attend due to “a previous obligation”.

Soon after the twitter account for Strawberry’s Bar & Grill (@Dstrawberrys) sent out a tweet saying the cancellation by Gooden was more than just “a misunderstanding”.  When I read the tweet from @Dstrawberrys I thought to myself that there might be some beef here and if you read Gooden’s tweet he did point out that the “misunderstanding” was “on their part.” (Strawberry).  Then fellow Mets fan @AlMightyDJKO sent a tweet to @DStrawberrys basically asking if there was some kind of beef.  Some time after that tweet the tweet from @DStrawberrys deleted ….

At the time I figured someone made the call and had the tweet deleted so not to bring negative attention to what is supposed to be a positive event.  I also felt that maybe Strawberry himself put someone in their place for trying to air out Doc on twitter.


So on August 13th (after the Community Day event) Darryl Strawberry tweeted from his twitter account (@DarrylStrawman)

I could be wrong about all this and to be honest I hope I am, BUT the tweets don’t lie.  I sincerely hope if there is some kind of beef between Straw and Doc, that the 2 will talk it out and continue to work together for the kids.  Strawberry’s Foundation is doing a lot of great work for kids with Autism and Gooden is looking to give back with a Baseball Academy in NJ; together they could once again be a great team and make a difference in a lot of kids lives.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Dwight Gooden aka Dr K.

On Saturday May 14th, 2011 I was reminded of the no-hitter Dwight Gooden aka Dr K threw 16 years ago while pitching for the NY Yankees.  Yes, even as a Yankee I was still keeping tabs on Gooden.  Of course me being the Yankees Hater that I am the only Yankees’ games I would watch was when Dwight was pitching.  Now in 1996 Dwight was not the same pitcher he was back in the mid 80s, but every once in a while you would see a glimpse of the high rising fastball and the dominate curve ball aka ‘Lord Charles’ (nickname for Gooden’s 12-6 curve ball).

On May 14th, 1996 Dwight had it going once again and was on top of the world; it would be one of the last shining individual moments for Dr K.  So this past Saturday brought up a lot of great memories for me growing up in mid to late 80s as a Mets fan.

Dwight Gooden will always be 1 of my all-time favorite Mets; even though he has gone through some issues off the field I will always feel a connection to him. Growing up the only time you would catch me in the house was when Gooden was pitching; it didn’t matter if the game was on TV or if I had to listen to the game on the radio (before cable was in my neighborhood).  So it was only appropriate that my 1st baseball game took place 2 days after my birthday; the only reason I did not go on my birthday was because my dad wanted to wait until Dwight pitched.  It was a great day watching Doc Gooden  beat the hated Pittsburgh Pirates and what made the day even more memorable was Dwight (who loved hitting) hit his 1st major league homerun.  Of course in my book that was my birthday gift from Gooden, haha!!!

But as I mentioned earlier there was the good along with the bad when it comes to Dwight; there are few athletes that affect me outside of sports (Magic Johnson, and Alonzo Mourning).  Through the years when I would hear about Gooden getting into trouble it would be a sad moment; in all honesty it was like a family member disappointing me.

And like a family member you always find a reason to forgive them and hope to see them be good/great.  Hopefully there will be more good than bad moments for Dwight from this point on…

Happy Anniversary Dr K!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!