Posted March 27, 2012 by DJ Enuff in Sports

#Mets to honor Carter “the Kid” on Opening Day!

@SportsBata ..nuff said

“We are thrilled that the Carters will be with us,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said. “On Opening Day, Mets fans will have the chance to pay their respects and remember all of his accomplishments.”

“Our family is so honored to be part of the Mets’ Opening Day at Citi Field,” Sandy Carter said. “It will be an incredible experience for us to celebrate  Gary’s legacy by having our family throw out the first pitch. The Mets and the  fans of New York always had a special place in Gary’s heart and that admiration  will live on in our hearts for years to come. Thanks to the Wilpon family and  the entire Mets organization for making this possible.” – nypost

The #Mets will honor Gary Carter AKA “The Kid” on Opening Day with a pre-game ceremony! The ceremony will include Carter’s family: Gary’s wife, Sandy, son, D.J., and daughters, Kimmy and Christy, and their families. Carter passed away Feb 16 at the tender age of 57 after a 10-month battle with brain cancer! Carter played with the Mets from 1984 into the early 90’s and entered the Mets HOF in 2001. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. #Mets Opening Day is set for April 5, 2012 at Citi-Field in Queens. The Ceremony will start around 12:30PM and the game will start at 1:10PM against the Atlanta Braves.

The Mets are also honoring “The Kid” with patches on their uniforms; to be worn for the entire 2012 season. Check out the picture above!

In other Mets news, Mets current knuckleballer R.A. Dickey revealed information about his extreme childhood drama in his new book.