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Friday, June 20, 2014

As a Clinton staffer, Rahm Emanuel wanted to go after Daryl Strawberry for drugs

Typical spiteful Cubs fan.

The baseball part is his advice about how the Clinton White House should nose itself into baseball and drugs. Not steroids — no one cared about that yet — but about players abusing recreational drugs. Specifically, Daryl Strawberry:

In one 1995 memo, Emanuel even suggested that the president jump into the fray over New York Yankees star Darryl Strawberry testing positive for drugs. He called for Clinton’s drug czar, Lee Brown, to meet with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and demand that Strawberry perform community service.

Brown publicly stated that the Yankees “have struck out by signing Darryl Strawberry.” But Steinbrenner said Strawberry was “worth saving” and he played for the Yankees for four years.

Pro tip: if George Steinbrenner comes off as the most reasonable guy in your interaction, you got some serious problems.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:05 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bill clinton, daryl strawberry, drugs, mets, politics, rahm emmanuel

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   1. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: June 20, 2014 at 02:06 PM (#4731649)
Rahm Emanuel is the worst.
   2. Joey B. Posted: June 20, 2014 at 02:08 PM (#4731652)
"Daryl" Strawberry? Jesus Christ.
   3. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: June 20, 2014 at 02:30 PM (#4731671)
John Lester is my favorite Red Socks pitcher.
   4. bobm Posted: June 20, 2014 at 06:12 PM (#4731924)
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 21, 2014 at 09:50 AM (#4732146)
"Daryl" Strawberry? Jesus Christ.


Should they have targeted Mark McGuire or Cal Ripkin instead?

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