That team that kicked fuckin' ass to reunite, U.S. lists overlook Carter, Carter overlooks Winnipeg Sun

I don’t know if we reported on this yet but apparently the Blue Jays will be hosting a reunion to recognize their back-to-back World Series ass-kicking teams of 1992 and 1993. The event will take place the weekend of Aug. 7-9, with 30 guests scheduled to appear including Roberto Alomar, Devon White, Jimmy Key, Dave Stewart, Ed Sprague, John Olerud, Al Leiter, Pat Hentgen, Kelly Gruber, David Cone, Mike Timlin and of course Joe Carter.

The event will include a gala dinner for $400 and a charity golf event with teams composed of three players and an ex-Jay. Priced at $5,000, I’m wondering if Parkes, Stoeten and I should pull together our life savings and rob a liquor store in order to make this happen. It’s not like Rogers is going to let us near these dudes any other way. Knowing our luck though we’d probably get stuck with Gruber. “Have I told you guys about Jesus?” “Yeah dude, a million fucking times already. Tell us some stories about when you used to snort coke off of prostitutes. You know, when you used to be cool? Shit.”

Anyways, Carter seems to be downright giddy about the whole thing. Or being paid a lot to act downright giddy about it.

“When I called the guys, you could not believe the response that I got from the guys I talked to,” Carter said. “It was more or less, ‘Hey, count me in, I’m on board.’ And that’s the enthusiasm we had back when we played. We played for the love of the game, we played for the city of Toronto and for all of the great fans that we had here, and we still have here.”

If “It was more or less, ‘Hey, count me in, I’m on board'” was all the enthusiasm they had back in the day, then I think it’s pretty safe to say that team was fucking stacked and enthusiasm had nothing to do with it. On top of love of the game, I’m sure incentives such as promising Alomar girls with big titties would be in attendance is helping.

When asked why the event would be hosted 17 years after we kicked fucking ass, Carter joked that it’s because they had to wait that long for Timlin to retire. But with some of the skepticism surrounding the Jays chances this year, perhaps Rogers also thought it’d be a good idea to remind Toronto fans that we did at one point kick fucking ass. Carter puts it best when he says:

“It wasn’t about a round number. It was the point about bringing something back to the city of Toronto, and for the players. A thank you for some of the greatest fans in the world for their support and how much it meant to us.”

And as if that wasn’t enough aw shucks you’re just saying that about us, Carter took it one step further and called out the U.S. media for not giving high enough regards to one of the greatest moments in baseball history just cause it involved a Canadian team: Himself. Carter feels that the media and baseball historians don’t count his legendary game six dinger as the greatest thing ever simply because he accomplished it as a Jay.

“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.”

“I know what it meant to myself, my teammates and to the country of Canada,” he said. “I know that, up here, it would be No. 1. It gets the respect here.”

Whatever conflict of interest there might be here (or outright bragging), it’s hard not to get behind the man. Then again, you’d think with all the love he gives Canada, the Winnipeg Sun’s acknowledgement of his home run as the best Canadian baseball moment of all time would count for something, no? I guess not so much.

On a final note more serious note, Carter’s comments do bring up a good point in explaining why something else that is almost inseparable with his moment of glory still hasn’t been recognized.

Let’s make it happen this year.

Fuckin’ A.