There is no way baseball fans can ever forget about Darryl Strawberry and what he was capable of, and displayed, every time he stepped out onto the field.
His power and speed was only intermittently trumped by his defense, making him one of the best all-around MLB players of all-time.
Unfortunately, his legal record is a constant reminder that even a great player can fall victim to bad decisions.
Strawberry has been arrested for soliciting sex from a policewoman, failure to make child support payments, getting in a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel due to too much pain killers and drug problems.
What I can say is that the man also dealt with some serious issues such as colon cancer, a failed marriage and even a loss of will to live.
These aren't excuses, but they are examples of a man who was dealt some severe issues that helped in the poor decision process he displayed.
He wasn't a terrible guy, just a guy with horrible luck, and even worse decision making ability.