In the final at-bat of his Hall of Fame career, Gary Carter laced a double over the head of former teammate Andre Dawson that scored Larry Walker to the absolute delight of the assembled Olympic Stadium throng who had come to say goodbye to their adopted son.
Among them, future Montreal musician Annakin Slayd, whose idolization and interactions with “Kid” contributed to the creation of many beautiful stories, experiences and art. Check our full Q&A with Slayd on Sunday.
Let the words of Steve Stone on how the Expos fans were feeling at that moment in time sink in, or consider the fact that Harry Caray was more incapable of forming the words than usual. But most importantly, listen to the crowd when Carter’s line drive eludes Dawson’s glove and the outpouring of admiration, appreciation and love showered upon Carter at second base after. Think baseball doesn’t belong in Montreal? I can’t help you.
For now, as Caray said “Enjoy it all, pal. You’ve earned it.”