Toronto Mike

Joe Carter Ruined My Childhood


Did you see that sign the Phillies fan held at the Jays game last night?  It read "Joe Carter Ruined My Childhood".  I caught it last night during the game highlights but I've yet to find a picture of it online.  If you find it, let me know.

It's funny, but I empathize with this young Philadelphia Phillies fan who was crushed by Joe Carter's three run World Series clinching homer in '93.  In a very different way, Joe Carter Ruined my childhood, too.  I wrote all about it back in 2003, when we were but a decade removed from that home run.

As crushed as that Phillies fan was, I was just as high after Joe touched 'em all.  It's a high I fear we'll never feel again.  It simply doesn't get much higher, and that is almost as much a curse as a blessing.

Joe Carter ruined my childhood, and I couldn't be happier about it.

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