Video: Dwight Gooden on Missing 1986 Parade

1986 World Series
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It’s very well known that Dwight Gooden missed the 1986 World Series celebration parade. He said he overslept but we all knew what really happened. I don’t know anyone that didn’t assume for all these years that Doc was high as a kite somewhere during the parade and was too high or too embarrassed to make it.

Gooden is making an appearance on E:60 on ESPN with Jeremy Schaap tonight at 8pm. He finally admits what everyone else already knew, he was high during the parade. Doc admits that he was in some projects on Long Island getting high and just lost track of time and missed the parade.

I’m not sure why this is such a big deal. We all knew the truth anyway. But there something to hearing Doc admit it that can lay to rest one  of the minor mysteries of Mets history.

Check out the video below and let me know your thoughts in the comments. Are you glad that he finally admitted it? Or it doesn’t matter anymore because too much time has passed and we all knew what happened anyway?

Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.