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One of my all time favorite players, and one of the nicest people I ever met.
Never got to see him play but as a lifelong Mets fan this is very upsetting news. My dad was practically in tears when he found out about his illness.
Fuck you, cancer.
Jesus I'm old. 1986 was the first MLB playoff I really remember.
All-time National great
Sad news. RIP.
awful, no matter how inevitable this was. fuck cancer
I was at his HOF induction (it was Eddie Murray's, too). Never heard a bad word said about him. RIP.
+1. I was never a huge fan, but he played the game hard, and with a lot of joy. 57 is way too young for him not to be with us anymore. Condolences to his family and Mets and Expos fans everywhere.
This is sad. He was a fine player. I put him slightly behind Bench and Fisk, but I thought he had to wait too long to make it to the HOF. He belongs there. It's a sad day for Mets fans and anyone else who watched him play.
I was a big Mets fan back when it was Gary, Mookie, Lenny, Darryl, Keith, Dwight, Sid, et al... good times and good games!
A very sad day indeed. He was sick for awhile, thought it was in remission, but that fuckface Cancer came back real bad a few weeks ago.
He was a great Met and ambassador for the game. His trade to the Mets in Dec 1984 really put that team on the map that they were serious pennant contenders. SNY is playing opening day 1985 when Kid won his first game in a Mets uniform with a walk-off HR.
I really feel like the Nats organization should do something on Opening Day. They have his and Andre Dawson's name up in the park. They should honor the franchise history in the same way by observing his passing.
The survival rate for gliobastoma's is basically zero, and it's a horrible thing to watch someone go through.
I was at opening day in 1985, and still have the foam finger with the 1985 slogan that said "Catch the rising stars". He was the final big piece to that team. Started with the trade for Hernandez.....
I just put on SNY, thanks for the tip.
I met him at an airport in West Palm Beach when I was about 7 or 8. My dad told me to go up to him and ask for a photo.
He could not have been nicer as all have said. He was a true gentleman.
Who would have ever thought Gooden, Dykstra, and Strawberry would outlive him.
Fuck you Cancer
Way too young, just seems unfair.
Hate the Mets in general. But much respect for "Kid"
No fanhood issues should even come into this conversation. He was a really good man whose life was cut short entirely unfairly.
very sad though.
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