New York Mets veteran Darryl Strawberry opened up about the depths of his sex addiction on Thursday’s episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” saying that he was so hooked on sex — along with other things — during his baseball career that he used to have sex between innings during his games.
“There are all kinds of very honest revelations that you share. One of them which really caught me off-guard was an admission that you actually, in the middle of games, were so addicted to sex that you would actually go out and have sex in between innings,” series host Mehmet Oz said during his interview with the baseball legend.
“Yeah. It was pretty crazy. You know, I was, I was…” Strawberry affirmed. “And, and in the middle of games, yeah, I would go between innings, and stuff like that, and, and, and run back, and, you know, have a little party going on. And, you know, I thought it was pretty cool. I mean, that’s just the addiction, the drive.”
Strawberry went on to divulge that his colleagues would cover for him between his between-inning dalliances.
“Well, your, your teammates, the coaches, did they not know?” Oz asked.
“Well, some of them covered for me. They were pretty cool,” Strawberry replied.
Agreeing with Oz that the cover-ups constituted “enabling” behavior, Strawberry said, “Well, yeah. It’s, it definitely is. It, it’s a behavior that’s not good for anyone. But I think when you have, when you have an addictive personality, like addicts, and alcoholics, and, and sex addiction, it’s an addictive personality. And we know how to, we turn it on, and we turn it off. It’s not until we get to a place that we, uh, get well. See, we look well on the outside.”
Watch Strawberry talk about his addiction-plagued past in the video: