From Montreal to New York...

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.

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Hi Gary,

You mention the move from Montreal to New York, and with the upcoming HOF induction weekend, I can't help but to think about the decision of which cap went on your plaque. I know the HOF takes responsibility nowadays, but did you have any strong feelings either way? Pure numbers would say that the Expos cap was the right choice, but we all know that there is a lot more to the game than just statistics. I would have loved to see a NY on your cap. Also, are you planning on attending the induction? I would think it would be a very special weekend for the HOF'ers.

Hi Gary,

You mention the move from Montreal to New York, and with the upcoming HOF induction weekend, I can't help but to think about the decision of which cap went on your plaque. I know the HOF takes responsibility nowadays, but did you have any strong feelings either way? Pure numbers would say that the Expos cap was the right choice, but we all know that there is a lot more to the game than just statistics. I would have loved to see a NY on your cap. Also, are you planning on attending the induction? I would think it would be a very special weekend for the HOF'ers.

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