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Dwight 'Doc' Gooden -- Benched from Bartending Gig

12/15/2010 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It was the worst idea ever -- hiring a baseball legend with a long history of substance abuse to be a celebrity bartender ... but thankfully, the plan was scrapped at the last minute.

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Former Mets/Yankees hurler Dwight "Doc" Gooden was slated to mix drinks last night at Sofrito -- a NY restaurant of fellow bballer Carlos Beltran -- but a rep for the event told us Doc couldn't serve drinks "due to legal reasons." Turns out Dwight is on probation for DWI.

We're told Doc was a big sport and volunteered to work in the kitchen  -- and the reviews are glowing ... he makes a "kick ass paella."


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truth    

FIRST

1375 days ago
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truth    

AND ONLY

1375 days ago
3.

Moe Green    

Dog bites man. Really, happened today in NYC.

1375 days ago
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TEE    

Is there a reason we need to know this ?

1375 days ago
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truth    

It matters if you're first on hot breaking news like Mike Mel Miley Charlie not this.

Posted at 10:31 AM on Dec 15, 2010 by Dee Dee Russell

SHUT UP LOSER
FIRST!!!!

1375 days ago
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tmzrokkz    

hey man..... times are rughhh....homey just trying to make some endzz.... why all the fuss. not like he's beating or cheating on his wife....its not a sextape scandall.....he's not SMOKING SALVIA from a bong....... just having some fun. lighten up. youtube.com/user/BaddBoyBlanco

1375 days ago
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TMZ dont like me    

Dwight, pay your damn child support, dude!!

1375 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

what ever happened to daryl strawberry??? not to interrupt this gentleman's fi'teen minutes.....

1375 days ago
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david    

the yankees suck anyways. people play for them for the money not because they have pride in the name. seriously they pay the most thats why they have all the best players

1373 days ago

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