Interviews the last couple of years whether they are back at the park as guests or working it on SNY really makes me feel good for them. What I mean is they seem like they have found peace and moved forward in their lives and seem really happy.
Back in the 80s when I was a lot younger I always looked at Stra and Doc as kind of trouble makers who really didn't care about their team or their teammates and only cared about themselves. It was just the impression I got. But seeing them now and reading their books and watching the interviews you can tell they really care about other people and still love the Mets.
I think we are really lucky that years later after 86 we have such a strong connection with all our former players like Mazz, Keith, Ron, Tuefel, Wally, Carter RIP, Bobby O, Straw , Gooden etc
Back then I never appreciated Straws and Docs persona but every time I watch them now they always have something good to say. Glad they are still around happy, healthy and wise!