Oh the things the internet holds.
I was perusing Google late at night last night, and I stumbled across this discussion archive from 2001. The thread is titled ‘Memories of Darryl Strawberry’. And pretty soon I couldn’t stop reading. After the jump are a few of my favorites told by Mets fans themselves.
Say what you will about Strawberry, he was one of the greatest power hitters in Mets history and, if he hadn’t hurt himself with drug and alcohol, he would have been one of the greatest ever.
I will always have fond memories of Straw. He was my favorite player growing up. My first Mets game was in April, 1985 vs. the Reds. Rookie Tom Browning and Ed Lynch both pitched well and the game was scoreless into the 9th. John Franco came on to pitch for the Reds. Darryl Strawberry homered to win the game and I was a Mets fan for life.
I remember a game in 88 against the Expos where Darryl was sitting out due to a stomach virus but was available for pinch hitting. Pascal Perez was pitching...