BY GARY CARTER
The biggest difference between playing in Montreal and playing in New York was the media. New York is media capital of the world and we all know how many newspapers there are. In Montreal, there was one English writer and two French writers, compared to 50 in New York.
When I heard about the trade it was in the winter of 1984. I was disappointed but receptive to move on. The trade came to fruition on December 10th and I had already heard the rumors. My wife and I talked about it and we thought there was a better opportunity to get to a World Series with the Mets compared to the Expos. I came to New York and was welcomed with open arms and I was excited about the possibility of winning a championship.