The Darryl Strawberry Drop-Out on the Apprentice

HEADS UP: This post doesn’t necessarily follow anything I generally talk about at Moller Marketing; however, it shows that running a business takes work and effort, characteristics that it appears Darryl Strawberry doesn’t have anymore – he quit the Apprentice because he was tired.

As many of you know, I’ve been an avid New York Yankee fan since I was born (and I’m from Idaho for crying out loud).

I’ve followed the Yanks through the thick and thin.

But what happened tonight on The Apprentice really let me down for a former New York Yankee super star.

Darryl Eugene Strawberry (born March 12, 1962) is a former American baseball player who is well-known both for his play on the field and for his controversial behavior off of it. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Strawberry was one of the most feared sluggers in the game, known for his prodigious home runs and his intimidating presence in the batter’s box with his 6-foot-6 frame and his long, looping swing that elicited comparisons to Ted Williams.[1] During his 17-year career, he helped lead the New York Mets to a World Series championship in 1986 and the New York Yankees to three World Series championships in 1996, 1998 and 1999. (bold added for emphasis) Wikipedia

What Darryl Strawberry did tonight was far from an “intimidating presence”. Controversial isn’t even a great description.

What Darryl Strawberry did for his charity of Autism and for his reputation as a baseball player and person overall was flat out GUTLESS!

It’s kind of funny, this blog actually started back in December of 2006. I’d just watched the Apprentice and saw Michelle Sorro QUIT before she got fired by Mr. Trump.

I wrote a post titled “Michelle Sorro, The Apprentice Quiter” which got me over 1,000 unique visitors in one day as a brand new blog.

This episode tonight, in my opinion, was even WORSE.

Michelle Sorro was and really still is a no-body.

Darryl Strawberry, on the other hand, is was a baseball icon, someone that people looked up to.

Now, he’ll have an asteric next to his name like other baseball players of his era.

Darryl, if you read this, I send you my condolences for making a crucial “error in the World Series” of an autistic persons life.

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2 Replies to “The Darryl Strawberry Drop-Out on the Apprentice”

  1. I’m sure that most viewers are disappointed in Darryl’s choice to quit. However, there was a hint of his possible departure when he complained of being tired, dragging himself around through the entire challenge. He didn’t refer to his charity once, when voicing his desire to quit.

    His attitude does not speak highly of him and shows a self absorbed, selfish side of Darryl that came out when he was obviously out of his element on The Apprentice. It’s doubtful that he gave any serious thought to the personal responsibility and commitment of his charity when he accepted the invitation to be on the show.

    It’s always interesting to see how people react when placed outside of their comfort zone… and Darryl Strawberry was definitely out of his.

    In business, we often find ourselves facing new situations, that may not always be easy or comfortable, but to succeed, you have to use all the knowledge and expertise at your disposal to overcome any obstacles. One of the things that I have learned is that your mindset is a major factor in determining whether you succeed or fail.

    1. Thanks for the great comment Eileen! I couldn’t agree more – I feel bad for the charity he was supposedly representing.

      I didn’t think I’d like this version of the Apprentice but think it’s interesting to see how smart (and stupid) some people are.

      Keep me posted on your success. Hope to work with you again in the near future.