View Full Version : Steinbrenner considers taking Gooden back

12-08-2006, 01:20 PM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- New York Yankees (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=nyy) owner George Steinbrenner met with Dwight Gooden this week and said he'd consider giving the former star a role with the team provided he stays off drugs and alcohol until mid-February.

"I want him to prove he can do it," Steinbrenner said Thursday through spokesman Howard Rubenstein.

12-08-2006, 01:23 PM
So come mid-February, it's party time!!

12-08-2006, 01:23 PM
If Gooden can stay clean, and turn his life around, he could be very valuable. Not only can he help the pitchers, he can help the young kids who have a problem adjusting to the life, and who are doing a heavy amount of drinking and drugs. You know it is out there, so if you get a guy who could be like, I could have been bigger then Clemens if I stayed clean, it could really help.

12-08-2006, 01:24 PM
I hope he makes it. George does have a heart of gold, nobody can deny that.