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Joe Carter's complaining his HR to win the WS ain't getting enough respect

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member


    "Mine, it will make the top 10 but it's never No. 1, it's never been No. 2, it's always been in the middle of the pack," Carter said Thursday. "Had it been for the Yankees or the Dodgers, then I think it would have been No. 1. But because it was in Toronto, it has not gotten the respect that I think it really should deserve.''

    And he's right.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    He's exactly right.
  3. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    I agree, too.
  4. pallister

    pallister Guest

    So you guys think it's the greatest home run in MLB history?
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't rank it No. 1 or 2, and No. 3 is a stretch, at least for me.
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    The guy barely dumped one over the wall off one of the most overrated pitchers of all time.
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    And it was in Game 6.
  8. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I'm no Yankees fan, but the reality is that when putting together lists, their history makes things associated with them more important. That's the way it is in all sports. Those Blue Jays teams were great, but most baseball fans don't care.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I disagree with it being among the top 2.

    1. It happened in a Game 6, not a deciding game (unlike Thomson and Mazeroski)

    2. He wasn't injured while trying to play, to my knowledge (unlike Gibson)

    3. Kirby Puckett's homer in Game 6 in 1991 kept the Twins alive for another day and Carlton Fisk's 1975 blast also kept the Red Sox alive. Carter's team was leading the series, 3-2.

    Was Carter's homer in the Top 10? Definitely. Best one or two homers ever? Nope.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Ranking it No. 1 is just stupid. Top 10, sure. THE biggest? No.
  11. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    No, I don't necessarily think it's the single-greatest homer of all-time, but had he been wearing a New York uniform and that had happened in Yankee Stadium, it would be considered so.

    That's the part I'm agreeing with him on.
  12. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Agreed on all points, Baron.
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