Once again, it's time for the word-lovin' folks at Merriam-Webster to add a few more selections to their growing collection of vernacular. This year, the word "F-bomb" will be included for the first time, along with sexting, energy drink, life coach, and 96 other entries today into its latest print edition.
For reasons that baffle the mind, NBC Sports Network elected not to show you this touching tribute to Gary Carter that preceded tonight's Devils-Canadiens game in Montreal. Carter—one of Montreal's true sports legends—was given a hero's au revoir that deserves to be seen by a wider audience, so here it is. [CBC]
WNYW's Adrienne Supino did her best to report on the passing of Gary Carter tonight, but struggled a bit when it came to knowing which position the Hall of Fame catcher played in the majors. It wasn't the first Fox blunder today when it came to Carter's death.
There's a great line in the New York Times obituary of Gary Carter that says he "may have led the 1986 Mets in hugging teammates."
Presumably it was a typo that gave Gary Carter the birth year of 1926 in Foxsports.com's front page splash, but it's an odd typo considering it's not close to his actual birth year of 1954. An emailer suggests he was confused with professional bowler Don Carter. We wish the Kid had another 28 years of life, but not…
After months of increasingly dire reports of Gary Carter's battle with brain cancer, the Hall of Fame catcher passed away today at the age of 57. The news was first reported by the Times's Richard Sandomir.
Your morning roundup for June 19, the day some sexy finally came out of the Vancouver riots (it starts at 0:45 of this video), and the day we all wish a Happy Father's Day to the appropriate person in our lives.
Your morning roundup for May 29, the day after death told the world that the puffy-faced Grandma Bandit was actually a man.
Your morning roundup for May 22, the day some people in North Carolina started taking Pirates of the Caribbean too literally, but not in a cool swashbuckling way or anything.
Earlier we posted video of an autograph seeker goading Gary Carter. We had no idea how deep this runs. He's made two more bizarre videos, and seems to have a supervillain-level vendetta against Carter. Prepare yourself for the crazy.
I can't really blame Carter here. He knows the rules about only signing specific items, and so does the "fan" who baits him. Poor kid: in one day he learns that ballplayers can be mean, and that his dad's a douche. [Via]
Willie Randolph could very well be Art Howe-ing his way out of a job in New York, but what's kind of important is the fact that he still has employment with the Mets. That hasn't stopped Gary Carter, who's currently managing an independent minor league team in California, to start inquiring about whether or not the…