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Troubled Gooden, headed to Mets Hall of Fame, is part of our Big Apple family

Updated: July 31, 2010, 11:50 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- For sure, some fans will be saying Sunday afternoon that Dwight Gooden belongs in jail more than in the Mets Hall of Fame.

During the Citi Field ceremony, in which former slugger Darryl Strawberry, former manager Davey Johnson and former GM Frank Cashen will also be inducted, some won't be able to focus solely on Gooden's fine career with the Mets.

There are just too many issues with drugs and run-ins with the police to overlook.

Still, there's one message fans should ...

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