If you had come to us 24 hours ago and asked us to talk about the first thing that came to our minds when we heard the name Joe Carter, we inevitably would have said this:
Carter spent about 15 years playing Major League Baseball, enjoyed stints with the Cubs, Indians, Padres, Blue Jays, Orioles, and Giants, and was named an All-Star five times. But he’s most easily identified as being a “World Series Hero,” which is why those are the only three words that reside in Carter’s Twitter bio:
The biggest moment of Carter’s career came in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series when he hit a three-run home run off Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams to clinch a title for Toronto. At least, that was the biggest moment of Carter’s career…until today.
Early this morning, Drake released a scathing diss track aimed at Meek Mill called “Back to Back.” And when he did, he chose a photo of Carter celebrating his epic home run against the Phillies to drive his point home. It was a ridiculously good idea—and more than a few people praised Drake on Twitter for using the image.
And it sounds like Carter really, really, really appreciated the look. He took to Twitter a short time ago and thanked Drake for including him on the “Back to Back” cover:
He also talked to TMZ Sports and revealed that he didn’t know Drake was going to use the image. In fact, he didn’t even hear about it until he jumped on Twitter this morning.
“My Twitter’s been blowing up!” he said. “It put my name back in the mix. I had no idea [Drake was going to use that photo]…I’m honored that he used it…My 25-year-old thinks I’m cool now.”
From now on, this will be what we think about when we hear Joe Carter’s name mentioned.
[via TMZ Sports]