(From ESPN 30 for 30) When they were good, they were the biggest stars on a team that captured New York City and the 1986 World Series. But when they were bad, Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry broke the hearts of Mets fans. "They were going to be our guys for years," laments comedian Jon Stewart in this evocative yet searing 30 for 30 Documentary directed by Judd Apatow.
Reunited at a diner in Queens, the pitcher, and the power hitter looks back on the glory days of the mid-'80s and the harrowing nights that turned them from surefire Hall of Famers into prisoners of their own addictions.
Listening to Doc talk about missing the parade down the Canyon of Heroes, or Darryl counsel others at his ministry, you can only wish that these two very different men had not followed the same destructive path.
This guide has 40 viewing questions in a fill-in-the-blank format that serves as notes. An answer key is provided.
Tags: American Literature, Physical Education, Sociology