Doc and Straw: The untold stories

What was it like to face Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry? Pull up a chair.

Updated: July 30, 2010, 10:19 AM ET
By Mark Simon | ESPNNewYork.com

There are all sorts of stories to tell, plenty good and plenty bad, about the careers of New York Mets Hall of Fame inductees Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry.

They'll have their moment Sunday at Citi Field, along with former manager Davey Johnson and former general manager Frank Cashen.

Those who are old enough to remember the 1980s Mets will remember what it was like to watch those two, forever linked by tremendous potential, overwhelming expectations and unfortunate issues.

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