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    Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    Last summer, Darryl Strawberry said that he would not work in baseball again. Looks like he has had a change of heart. I hope this works out for him and that being back in the baseball environment does not bring back old habits.

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    Re: Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    Interestingly, most of his troubles hit the front pages in early spring. Apparently a major stressor in his drug-and-drinking binges came when spring training arrived, and it reminded him that he was not going, and of his wasted power and potential. So he would get depressed and drink harder. He badly missed New York once he left, and apparently regretted going to LA. However, he was not too happy when playing the game...never really adjusting to the spotlight. I guess he's supposed to do for young Mets what he was supposed to do for the Yankees...tell rookies and minor leaguers not to follow in his footsteps. I hope he does okay, but I don't think he'll last too long. The other thing that amazes me about Straw is why Charisse has stayed by his side...through the jail terms, drugs, and especially the adultery.
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    Re: Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    There's a very funny joke in here somewhere...but I'm not feeling creative today so I'll let someone else hit this softball out of the park.

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    Re: Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan
    There's a very funny joke in here somewhere...but I'm not feeling creative today so I'll let someone else hit this softball out of the park.
    i think i'm swinging and missing on this one.
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    Re: Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    I like the Strawman. I hope he's gotten over his problems and is able to help out these young players.
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    Re: Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeebot
    I hope this works out for him and that being back in the baseball environment does not bring back old habits.
    This is kind of like standing at a slot machine and saying "this time I'm hitting the jackpot!" I like Straw, but there just doesn't seem to be a wagon out there that can hold him.
    Let the kids play.

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    Re: Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    Last year I was cleaning out my closet and I found my Strawberry #39 Yankee tshirt in a pile. It made me laugh out loud that I actually bought it.

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    Re: Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan
    There's a very funny joke in here somewhere...but I'm not feeling creative today so I'll let someone else hit this softball out of the park.
    only thing I can think of is he wanted a piece of Anna Benson's ultimatum...
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    Re: Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    thats probably why Pedro and Beltran signed too.
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    Let's hope he doesn't keep his old habits!
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    Re: Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    Quote Originally Posted by yanksphan
    only thing I can think of is he wanted a piece of Anna Benson's ultimatum...
    LOL who wouldn't?
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    Re: Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    Quote Originally Posted by yanksphan
    only thing I can think of is he wanted a piece of Anna Benson's ultimatum...
    Crush it with your mind vice.

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    Re: Strawberry to be a Mets ST Instructor

    It's nice to see Straw come back home. He never should have left.

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