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 1
Darryl Strawberry came to the defense of his teammate on the radio Tuesday.
ICYMI: Darryl Strawberry joins the guys and condemns Ron Darling's portrayal of Lenny Dykstra in his new book...— The Michael Kay Show (@TMKSESPN) April 2, 2019
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.
"I won't waste my time talking to him anymore at this point." - Darryl Strawberry on Ron Darling— Jake Brown (@JakeBrownRadio) April 2, 2019
Wow this story keeps getting more intriguing. @LennyDykstra getting major love.
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.