At this stage, the Mets probably get the point.
Darryl Strawberry is making it absolutely clear how he feels about the team that drafted him, once again talking about his disdain for the Queens baseball organization with Mike Francesa on WFAN Radio on Thursday.
“It’s pretty clear with the organization of the Mets, it’s not the players, it’s not the fans, it’s not Sandy (Alderson) and the new regime. It’s the ownership. It’s the ownership,” Strawberry said. “My relationship is done with them. I’m never going to be a part of that again. I’ll never return to a reunion or anything ever again.”
For his part, Strawberry didn’t lump the Flushing Faithful in with the organization, but his appearance with Francesa is just the latest chapter in a week-long crusade to seemingly ruffle some feathers.
On Tuesday, Strawberry verbalized his preference for the Yankees over the Mets in an appearance on WABC Radio’s “Bernie and Sid.”
“The players on the ’86 championship team, we don’t even deal with the Mets. It’s not Fred Wilpon, it’s the new thing,” Strawberry said. “I’d never go back, I’d rather stay with the Yankees than ever go back to the Mets.”
The former outfielder followed that up with a pair of Fox Business appearances on Wednesday, saying athletes should stay out of politics and “stick to sports,” while then also voicing his support for Trump in the wake of ESPN anchor Jemele Hill’s critical tweet of the President.
“President Trump, he’s a great man to me. He was always gracious to me. I really love him, his family,” he said on the network’s “Varney & Co.”
Then, Strawberry decided every other athlete shouldn’t follow his lead.
“I would tell them, really leave the politics alone as far as your job,” Strawberry said on “Mornings with Maria.” “You go out and do your job and play sports because you only really have (a) one-time window open to play sports and have an impact and sports is going to pass away, but what legacy will you leave in life? And that’s the most important thing.”
Fans can only hold their breath for whatever Strawberry says Friday. He does have a hitting streak to keep intact, after all.