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    This Day In Sports History -August 25

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    KLC, u know I love this stuff. You are great on the old-school threads.

    How good should Gooden have been? Everyone points to Gooden's drug-use. But his pitching coach (Mel Stottlemyre) had a weird philosophy of throwing FEWER fastballs, and I think that got into Dwight's head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    Wow, the announcer butchered that call. 20seconds after Carl set the WR...and he still hadn't credited him w/ the win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    KLC, u know I love this stuff. You are great on the old-school threads.

    How good should Gooden have been? Everyone points to Gooden's drug-use. But his pitching coach (Mel Stottlemyre) had a weird philosophy of throwing FEWER fastballs, and I think that got into Dwight's head.
    Gooden and Strawberry should have been 2 of GOAT's. They couldn't overcome one of the biggest social issues of the 80's though. I can say I met both of them in person. The Mets were staying at the same hotel that I was at with my dad in September 1985 in San Diego. I can also say that they both had groupies with them in their rooms that night.

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    Good story. KLC, if u want to read my book about the 1986 Mets, PM me and I'll send it to u.

    Of course, the stories have been told over + over again. Imagine the lives those guys lived. What a team, hard to believe they only won one title.

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    Strawberry was the best natural LH-power hitter I've ever seen. Those guys made it look so effortless.

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