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DARRYL STRAWBERRY RUMORS

Darryl Strawberry’s deferred salary sold at auction for $1.3 million

This is one of the strangest baseball stories of the offseason. When Darryl Strawberry signed a contract with the Mets in 1985, $700,000 of his $1.8 million club option in 1990 was deferred. Strawberry didn’t pay over half a million dollars in taxes in the ’80s, and as a result, the IRS seized the annuity that the deferred money had been placed into. Then, Strawberry and his...
Via The Outside Corner
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Documentary on '86 Mets, Lenny Dykstra biopic in the works

Just when you think Hollywood has run out of original ideas…comes this. According to Variety, John Lee Hancock, director and co-screenwriter of the award-winning “The Blind Side” and 2002’s baseball feature “The Rookie”, is all set to bring former big leaguer Lenny Dykstra’s life to the silver screen. I applaud the idea (and would probably go see it… I’ve actually...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry confirms Kevin Mitchell decapitated girlfriend’s cat

Darryl Strawberry says that notorious urban legend about Kevin Mitchell is actually true. Doc Gooden in his 1999 book “Heat” wrote that his former New York Mets teammate Mitchell once decapitated his girlfriend’s cat during an argument. Mitchell has denied the accusation, saying in 2009 that Gooden made up that story. Now, Strawberry, who was […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry confirms urban legend: Kevin Mitchell cut off cat's head: Report

A wide-spread rumor that former MLB All-Star Kevin Mitchell decapitated his girlfriend's cat has been substantiated after ex-Mets teammate Darryl Strawberry confirmed the incident during an interview. The disturbing urban legend goes back to1999, when Strawberry and Mitchell's fellow teammate Dwight 'Doc' Gooden detailed the horrifying incident in his autobiography "Heat."While...
Via The Other Paper
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

White House made demands on Steinbrenner after Strawberry signing

Newly-released documents show that President Bill Clinton’s administration was watching how the Yankees handled troubled slugger Darryl Strawberry back in the 1990s.In a June 1995 memo to Clinton, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel – now mayor of Chicago – shed light on the administration’s interest in the Yankees’ treatment of the slugger, who had substance abuse...
Via The Other Paper
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry: A-Rod is getting a 'raw deal'

Less than a week after announcing he was opening up a rehabilitation center for professional athletes who have struggled with addiction, former slugger Darryl Strawberry is speaking out about drug use in baseball. Specifically, you guessed it, steroids. "(Hall of Fame voters) are such hypocrites," Strawberry said during an appearance on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. "They want to talk...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry to open drug rehab center

It's been nearly fifteen years since Darryl Strawberry laced up his cleats, but the eight-time All-Star is hoping to use famous name to help some drug addicts kick their habit. I know what you're thinking...isn't Darryl Strawberry opening a drug rehab center kinda like his former "Celebrity Apprentice" boss-to-be Donald Trump opening a beauty salon? Almost. You see, the embattled...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Strawberry wants to help others with new center

Darryl Strawberry will always be tied to his former baseball exploits. He's now trying to help others avoid the pitfalls that plagued his career with opening of his second drug rehab facility in two years. Strawberry and his wife Tracy - both ordained ministers - were in central Florida Friday for the opening of their second drug rehabilitation and treatment center. The Darryl...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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