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Old 02-19-2002, 04:28 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Asisine: Steinbrenner offers coaching job to Strawberry

Kind of an out-of-the-ordinary story, I'd say. What's your take? I think ol' George should just move on. Doppy, err, Strawberry, is nothing but trouble for this team. I think Steinbrenner should do what's best for his team, not what's best for his personal relationships.
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TAMPA, Fla. - George Steinbrenner has not given up on Darryl Strawberry.

The New York Yankees owner said Tuesday the troubled former outfielder will be offered a job as a player development coach after completing court-mandated drug treatment.

"He will join me," Steinbrenner said. "He will come with us. He knows he has a place to go."

Strawberry was sentenced Thursday to two years' house arrest at a rural Florida drug treatment center.

Steinbrenner has been monitoring the progress of the eight-time All-Star, and said he deserves another opportunity.

"I'll take that chance," Steinbrenner said. "You've got reach out and help."

The position likely would involve working with minor league players at the Yankees' complex in Florida.
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Old 02-19-2002, 06:46 PM   #2
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I wonder if Strawberry will ever learn. I can't believe that Steinbrenner still has so much faith in this guy. Hiring Strawberry could not possibly work out in the best interests of the Yankee organization.
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Old 02-19-2002, 07:43 PM   #3
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Guys can change. I know Straw has had his chances though. But this sounds like a low-risk move, its not like he's appointing Straw to be a manager or anything.
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Old 02-19-2002, 11:19 PM   #4
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I don't know why Steinbrenner likes him so much-I;m not saying Strawberry wouldn't be a good coach-I'm just concerned about his leadership skills and the example he may set with younger players.
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Old 02-20-2002, 03:30 AM   #5
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I think this is a good PR move by Mr. Steinbrenner. Strawberry still has a couple of fans and is still a "name". He might be a decent coach. This could be a good move on both sides and a chance for a fresh start for Strawberry. I wish him luck.
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Old 02-20-2002, 09:26 AM   #6
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This really baffles me. Why isn't he in prison? Is there an unwritten law for athletes somewhere that I don't know of? If it we me or YOU that got arrested 6 or 7 times for drugs (actually, he was probably busted more times than THIS) I guarentee you WE would be pressing liscense plates and snuggling up with Bubba somewhere upstate in the Big House.

I just don't get it.

Don't get me wrong, I really liked Straw as a player. One of the sweetest swings in baseball, and just a pure natural talent all around. But he DID have his chances. As far as getting back to the subject, and decision that Steinbrenner makes doesn't phase me one bit. We ALL know HE'S crazy.

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