News: Dwight Gooden Abandoned Family

…from what i’ve been told by people close to Dwight Gooden, this story is not entirely true… evidently, doc is in cooperstown this weekend signing autographs and participating in hall of fame festivities… i would expect a healthy doc to be at Citi Field next weekend for his induction into the Mets hall of fame…

Original Post, July 24, 2010 at 2:11 pm:

In a report in the New York Post, Tim Bontemps says Dwight Gooden, who is going to be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame next weekend, has abandoned his family, and his whereabouts is currently unknown.

…oh, doc…man this is not good…i hope everything is ok with him…this couldn’t come at a worse time for him, and the Mets, as they have this grand ceremony planned for him as well as Darryl Strawberry, Davey Johnson, and Frank Cashen planned…

According to Bontemps, Gooden’s wife, Monique, says he hasn’t lived with her or his family since May 1, and she has taken her kids to her parents home in Maryland.

…i do know doc was at a charity event at Yankee Stadium at the end of June, as I specifically remember him interviewing on WFAN at that time…i hope he is ok and this can get straightened out very soon…it just seems that every time doc takes a step forward, he takes two steps back and there is no end to his problems…i wish the best for him, because i, along with a lot of us, idolized him growing up…

…i remember him throwing me a ball in my loge box at Shea Stadium in 1988, and a guy cut in front of me and snagged it, and doc yelled at him and basically said ‘hand it to the boy, or else…’…it was a classic moment, and one that i will always remember and appreciate from doc…

For more on Gooden, check out the New York Post here.