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Darryl Strawberry Chokes Up Under Pressure


Tuesday, March 30, 2010 17:11 GMT

ST. LOUIS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Even baseball icon Darryl Strawberry chokes up under pressure.

That’s what happened to the former New York slugger on The Celebrity Apprentice this past Sunday (Mar. 28) when he abruptly quit the competition.

Strawberry – who doesn’t think he “quit,” per say – says he left because he’d “hit a wall” and was “exhausted.”

For the past year, he’s had a gruelling, non-stop schedule that included fronting a massive book tour.

By the time he made it to The Celebrity Apprentice, he was pooped out and had “nothing left in the tank.”

Rather than be the weak link on his team, Strawberry took the sacrifice bunt.

Plus, he was tired of getting up at 5:30 AM each morning to face the daily grind of the business world.

Normally, Strawberry only gets up before 8 AM if he’s teeing off on the golf course. Otherwise, he adds, “I have no reason to get up that early.”