Doc Gooden Arrested on DUI. Of Course!


Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry press conference New York City

Dwight Gooden, Come on MAN!!!!! Source: Yardbarker.com

According to MetsBlog.com’s Matt Cerrone and Deadspin.com, new Mets hall of famer Doc Gooden was arrested for DUI for driving under the influence of drugs, leaving the scene of an accident, and child endangerment (his five year old son in the backseat of Gooden’s car).  There was no word on whether he is out on bail.

No surprise to me whatsoever.  We all know of his troubled past, and i still wonder about the Mets picking him as their first hall of famer. I feel his off the field actions are what makes me feel puzzled with the selection.

I mean we are talking about Doc Gooden here.  This guy is known for being the ace of the Mets starting rotation during their world series championship run in 86.  I can see how the Mets would decide to put him in the hall for his amazing contributions to the ball-club, but in my opinion i feel as though Doc’s off-field actions with drug use have overshadowed his playing career a bit. With his latest arrest, I just wonder if the Mets made the right decision in having him as a hall of famer.


  • eeegee

    You know Adam, it’s funny, but with Reyes back I have no fears about this team’s offense. I know Wright will have a bounce back year and expect Bay to do nothing less than he’s done his whole career. It’s the pitching that is going to kill them.

    That all being said, I am frustrated with the Murphy-Davis situation. I understand that they don’t want to kill Murphy’s career, which is essentially what a demotion would do, but to me he has proven he is just not a major leaguer. The brass must really have faith that that bat can rake because he clearly can’t field. Sometimes a guy just isn’t capable, and that’s my feeling on Murphy – oh well, we thought we had a player, but it just didn’t pan out. Time to move on, especially since there is clearly a better option. Besides, why hurt Ike’s development and psyche based on trying not to look bad.