Gary Carter has died far too young. The Hall of Fame catcher made his name in Montreal, but it was his trade to New York that made the Mets. If only life were like baseball, Gary Carter would have again refused to make the last out.
My absence gave the team strength. My lack of faith improved A.J.'s control. My despair brought A-Rod's bat back to life. My fore-ordained knowledge that the Yankees would lose paradoxically put them ahead.
How confident are Yankee fans tonight? The truth is, not very. Desperate for a win, they hand the ball to A.J. Burnett to save their season. He has the highest earned run average of any regular Yankee starting pitcher.