Role Model Fail

March 4th, 2009at 06:57am Posted by Eli

Oh, Darryl, Darryl, Darryl…

Darryl Strawberry used drugs that don’t enhance performance during his playing days. He also would have taken steroids had they been circulating in clubhouses during the 1980s, the former Mets great said Tuesday.

“Hell, yeah, I would have used them. Are you kidding me?” Strawberry said as he kicked off a week as a guest instructor at Mets camp, during a defense of Alex Rodriguez. “You know what, it’s just the point of being in sports. In our nature we’re competitive creatures. We have a tremendous drive and high tolerance and all of these things in us.

“I’m not saying that was the right thing to do,” Strawberry continued, referring to A-Rod’s steroid use. “But if somebody asked me if I would have faced it, what would I have done if that was going on in the era of the ’80s, it definitely probably would have been in my system, too. I probably would have been a part of it, too. And I wouldn’t have denied it, because you guys know I don’t deny anything.”

What a waste of talent Straw was.  He and Doc Gooden could have maybe been two of the all-time greats, and they both pissed it all away.  On the other hand, I suppose it’s nice to know that he underachieved without any artificial aids…

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