The Hero’s Journey –

January 22, 2018 – After a 17-year major league career that featured a much-publicized battle with substance abuse, Strawberry said he’s been clean for “over 14 years.’’ … “It has nothing to do with what I went through,” he told reporters about his dislike for the game that made him a star. “It’s just a game. That’s all it is. There’s nothing great about it. Somebody’s going to win, somebody’s going to lose, and you’re going to retire and what do you do? … That was a career, and I [have a] purpose now of life, loving people, caring for people and helping people. “I’m not into baseball,” he continued. “I’m really into life. My passion is about kids. What I’ve seen across the country has broken my heart. I have a tremendous passion [for] helping young people.” Strawberry’s devotion to the cause takes him all over the country. He speaks at recovery rallies and meets with elected officials to try to bring programs to communities that need help dealing with drug addiction issues.
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