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And the Lenny Dykstra saga continues

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

  2. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Must have learned that from Philly, who stole him from the Mets. To be fair, he probably developed the drug problems as part of the 86 team.
     
  3. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Labeled a 'financial guru' in the lede.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/lenny-dykstra-charged-with-fraud-theft-drug-possession.html
     
  4. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Can someone refresh my memory here? Is Dykstra also the con man who said "dude" about a million times in some story a couple years ago?
     
  5. Hate-Miser2

    Hate-Miser2 Member

    I think that's fair to call him a "guru". You have to have talent to take a big pile of money and make it disappear overnight.
     
  6. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    "See this car I stole, dude? Cost $75,000. I don't take anything but the best."
     
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I remember the HBO Real Sports piece about Dykstra a few years ago, after he'd made (but hadn't yet lost) all his money. He came off as borderline retarded (and I don't mean that in the ironic teenager speech sort of way, but actually clinically retarded).

    The best part was when Lenny was showing the reporter (Bernard Goldberg) the different pricing levels at his luxury car washes — single, double, triple and home run (naturally). Goldberg asked, "What's the difference between the double and the home run?"

    Dykstra put his hand to the side of his mouth and whispered — on camera, mind you — "just get the double."
     
  8. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    This is what happens when Mookie Wilson isn't available to platoon.
     
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    You are kind to call him a borderline retard.
     
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Free Lenny! Donate for his bail!

    http://savelenny.com/
     
  12. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I've got a friend in Meridian that was an all-star in preps and played later with an independent diamond team, the Brakemen, in our hometown. He began a friendship with Lenny when now-jailed player was with in the minors with the Jackson Mets.
    My buddy would do odd jobs for Lenny like driving cars back and forth from Mississippi to places along the east coast where Lenny needed them delivered.
    He always said it was good money and it was always paid on time.
     
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