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Good News for Mets Fans on Opening Day: Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden End Estrangement

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of the New York Mets of the Florida Marlins during the last regular season baseball game ever played in Shea Stadium on September 28, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets plan to start next season at their new stadium Citi Field after playing in Shea for over 44 years.
Former New York Mets Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry come together during the last regular season baseball game ever played in Shea Stadium on September 28, 2008. (Getty Images)

 

The two biggest stars of the 1986 Mets championship squad seem to be on the same team again.

RCL has covered the straigned Dwight Gooden-Darryl Strawberry relationship before. The two former Mets helped their team win a World Series, but also both struggled with substance abuse. (It ensured neither made the Hall of Fame, for which each once seemed a lock.) Recently the two had a falling out over Strawberry’s allegation Gooden was on drugs again. The two seem to have reconciled, according to a post on Strawberry’s Instagram page:

“Truly grateful for awesome friends bringing me and Doc Gooden back together talking about the real friendship and what life is all about. Today was real healing for me and Doc…God is crazy about people!!! Forgiveness is so we can be made well inside ourselves and God can get all the glory … Blessings!! Always trust God. Proverbs:3:5-6”

To read more about the reconciliation in the New York Daily News, click here.

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