This 1986 Mets made plenty of headlines when they were on the road to winning a championship. Over 30 years later, and they still have that same itch.


For those who aren't caught up, the beef between Ron Darling and Lenny Dykstra has been insane to follow. This all started when Darling claimed his former teammate Dykstra shouted racist slurs at Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd during the World Series in his new book 108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game. Dykstra, as you could've guessed, didn't respond to this very well and has since threatened to smack around his former teammate. 


It was a battle of one word against another that continued with Dykstra comparing Darling to Jussie Smollett that seemed like it would never end. But now, we have some support in favor of Dykstra. 


Darryl Strawberry came to the defense of his teammate on the radio Tuesday.

This isn't going to help Darling sell any books. 


Strawberry was part of this team and has a first-hand account...or would have likely had one, if it were a genuine event. The former outfielder said he never heard Dykstra once say anything racist at all, and made his feelings for his ex-teammate very clear. 

Not only did Strawberry defend Dykstra, but he pretty much cut all ties with Darling at the same time.

For someone who apparently said a ton of racist things about an African-American pitcher, Strawberry certainly does hold Dykstra in the highest regard. 


Take this defense as you will, but you'd better bet this saga isn't over.