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Gary Carter makes the opening game for Palm Beach Atlantic University

File picture shows former Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter holding up a Mets and an Expos hat in New York

Former Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter holds up a New York Mets and an Expos hat as Yogi Berra (R) looks on during opening ceremonies at Major League Baseball’s All-Star game at Yankee Stadium in New York, in this file picture taken July 15, 2008. Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has been diagnosed with four “very small” brain tumors, the 11-times All-Star said in a statement issued by the New York Mets on May 21, 2011. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)


Gary Carter is the coach of the Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team. And even though his battle with brain cancer has caused him to be apart from his team, he managed to make opening night last night.

You can read the whole story -- and see pictures -- of Carter’s appearance at the game. It’s not an easy read/view. Carter is clearly not well, as we knew from recent reports of his cancer battle.

But it is nonetheless inspiring to see him fight what is no doubt tremendous pain and exhaustion to make to the game and to see the young men he no doubt wishes he was coaching right now as they begin the season.