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BASN Classic Blackbox: Seeking Redemption Darryl Strawberry Finds It
Originally Published: March 06, 2008 SEEKING REDEMPTION DARRYL STRAWBERRY FINDS IT
THE NEW DARRYL STRAWBERRY
Darryl Strawberry has been up and down up and down up and down This Spring he is UP again. As a springtime instructor with the Mets. A FULL time instructor FULL time with the Mets for the first time since 1990. When Strawberry last played for the Queens based franchise. Since then he has been up and down up and down. With a faltering career then cancer and drugs and all kinds of problems.
No doubt the highlight of Strawberry’s entire career indeed his life was the Season of 1986 when he ws the SuperStar who propelled the New York Mets to their last World Series. Long ago and far away and the biggest Ticker Tape Parade in modern New York City annals bigger than any the more frequent New York Yankees can boast.
Since his Baseball Days Darryl has spent a year in prison following a cocaine possession conviction and violating parole. A number of broken marriages. He has been convicted of Tax Evasion. And on top of that Colon Cancer twice. For a long while you could have called Darryl Strawberry a Dead Man Walking. Now he is a Survivor at 46.
And looking very good and fit some say he looks like he could play !
And once spring training ENDS he will switch to yet another new role New York Mets AMBASSADOR to the World. Well at least the Mets World in and around New York City. Making goodwill appearances for the team and whatever else makes sense.
Beyond the Mets not surprising he has his own Foundation named of course The Darryl Strawberry Foundation. The purpose to assist kids with Autism. As Darryl puts it, “I never realized what children with autism went through until I went in there and saw it. It touched me. It’s made a big difference in who I am and how I see things.
That is really all there is we can’t make this into more of a Story then it is Good Luck Darryl
THE OLD STRAWBERRY