Darryl Strawberry left the Mets for the Dodgers as a 28-year-old with the resume

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Darryl Strawberry left the Mets for the Dodgers as a 28-year-old with the resume of a future legend.His sweet-swinging approach from the left side of the plate had led to Rookie of the Year honors and seven All-Star Game appearances tothat point. He hit <a href="https://www.oriolesjerseyfans.com/baltimore-orioles-jersey/cedric-mullins-jersey">Cedric Mullins Jersey</a> 252 home runs and stole 191 bases for the Mets. He was a World Series champion.But Strawberry's career unraveled in Los Angeles. Injuries and addiction kept him off the field and prompted a fall from grace. He still regrets leaving New York for Hollywood and says the switch contributed to his decline <a href="https://www.oriolesjerseyfans.com/baltimore-orioles-jersey/anthony-santander-jersey">Anthony Santander Jersey</a> .In a Tuesday, Strawberry called signing with the Dodgers "the biggest mistake I really ever made in my career" and called out fans in Southern California as le s dedicated to the succe s of players.The fans are so different in New York than LA, Strawberrysaid. LA fans come late and leave early. New York fans come early and never leave. They wait until the end of the game, <a href="https://www.oriolesjerseyfans.com/baltimore-orioles-jersey/brooks-robinson-jersey">Brooks Robinson Jersey</a> whether you win or lose, and I was used to that.I was just more used to the aggre sive fans and playing in New York City and letting people be over the dugout and yelling at you running acro s the field. And when you suck, they tell you you suck. And you look at them like, Yeah, I do suck right now. I need to get better.MORE: Strawberry said the way New York supporters hold players accountable was an important structure <a href="https://www.oriolesjerseyfans.com">Baltimore Orioles Jersey</a> for him that held him in check with the Mets. Once he moved to Los Angeles, the lo s of that systemperhaps contributed to his <a href="https://www.oriolesjerseyfans.com/baltimore-orioles-jersey/colby-rasmus-jersey">Colby Rasmus Jersey</a> downfall."They want you to get better and thats what I love about playing in New York," Strawberry said. "It was heartbreaking leaving the Mets and that was the biggest mistake I really ever made in my career was leaving New York to go play in LA.Strawberry finished his career with 335 home runs but remains one of baseball's great what-ifs. Had the <a href="https://www.oriolesjerseyfans.com/baltimore-orioles-jersey/richard-bleier-jersey">Richard Bleier Jersey</a> second half of his career gone better, he probably could have approached 500 long balls.Still, he left the game having made an important mark. When fans think of MLB in the late-80s, he's one of the first hitters to come to mind.

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