Monday, February 27, 2012

DARRR-YLLL. DARRR-YLLL.


Back in the mid-80's, my family used to sit out in the pavilion at Dodger stadium quite a bit. It wasn't the same rowdy bleachers section we know today. Yeah, there was plenty of heckling of the other teams outfielders, but that was as crazy as it got. One of the outfielders I remember heckling was Darryl Strawberry. We would shout DARRYL DARRYL DARRYL every time the ball flew his way. It was fun being a kid and trying to distract the guy.


A few years later, Darryl ended up coming home to LA and joining the Dodgers. I remember being so happy when they signed him. Darryl had one nice season in Dodger blue. He also had many problems off the field and he never could stay healthy, which was a shame because he had so much talent.



Even though Strawberry played three seasons in Los Angeles, I think I'll always view him as a New York Met. I do want to show one of my Darryl Strawberry Dodger cards today though. This is a 2004 Absolute Jersey/Auto #d/100. I love Darryl's autograph. I can't make either one of his names from it, but it still looks sweet. The jersey is a small grey piece that looks like it came from the road uni.

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  1. That is a great card. He was one of my faves as a kid.

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  2. Awesome card! It seems like he writes down the numbers 885!

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  3. Daaaaarrrrryllll!!! His return game to Shea Stadium was one of the most frenetic games I ever attended. In my experience, it was one of the loudest nights at Shea. When he homered off Frank Viola, we gave him a standing ovation. I saved that ticket stub too. How ya been pal?

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    1. That's awesome! I would love to see that ticket stub.

      I've been pretty good. How about you? You going to any Cyclone games? Are they giving away any bobbleheads this year?

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    2. Off topic question, but has it been confirmed wether or not the dodgers will be wearing the baby blue throwbacks on get away days this season? Any throwbacks at all? Sorry about the random question. I love that card .

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    3. Off topic question, but has it been confirmed wether or not the dodgers will be wearing the baby blue throwbacks on get away days this season? Any throwbacks at all? Sorry about the random question. I love that card .

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    4. Off topic question, but has it been confirmed wether or not the dodgers will be wearing the baby blue throwbacks on get away days this season? Any throwbacks at all? Sorry about the random question. I love that card .

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    5. Haven't heard anything. I'm hoping they do a different throwback this year though. I didn't like the baby blues very much.

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  4. he spoke to my school one day when i was in like 6th grade or something and i vaguely remember him telling us about how drugs and all that affected him and his life then i got him to sign my shoe.... i lost my shoe but it was a good motivational speech

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    1. Too bad you lost the shoe, but at least you got to meet him.

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    2. ya i know it happens when your 10 and just know hes a dodger and nothing else hahaha

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  5. Nice card.

    All my Darryl stuff is in a Yankee uni. He did win 2 titles as a Yankee. I've met him once and had him sign a ball and Yankee custom card. Nice guy.

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    1. Have you posted those on your blog?> I'd love to see that stuff.

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