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  • Dykstra claims to have blackmailed umpires

    Not sure if this is just Dykstra talking but he comes across as pathetic.

    In a shockingly forthcoming interview with Fox’s Colin Cowherd Tuesday, former Phillies star Lenny Dykstra admitted that he hired private investigators to dig up dirt on Major League umpires in order to give himself an advantage.

    “I said ‘I need these umpires,’ so what do I do? I just pulled a half-million bucks out and hired a private investigation team. Their blood is just as red as ours. Some of them like women, some of them like men, some of them gamble. Some of them do whatever … It wasn’t a coincidence do you think that I led the league in walks the next two years, was it? Fear does a lot to a man.

    ‘Hey, so did you cover last night?’ He called a strike. ‘Oh I don’t think you heard me. Did you cover the spread last night?'”


    Dykstra did lead MLB in walks in 1993 with 129. Dykstra was a three-time All-Star, and won the World Series with the Mets in 1986, but led a troubled life in retirement. In 2011, Dykstra was arrested for bankruptcy fraud, and later that year was again arrested for grand theft auto after becoming involved in a car theft scheme, among other charges. Dykstra spent six and a half months in prison, an experience he said changed his life. Dykstra told Cowherd that he is currently writing a book, in which he will explain why he believes he should not have been imprisoned.
    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/10/lenn...il-mlb-umpires
    “When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
    ― Groucho Marx

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    Him = deserate for attention/cash
    SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dgfred View Post
      Him = deserate for attention/cash

      Precursor to his book. It's working like a charm, I want to read it now.

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      • #4
        Just Google him... see what a nut he is and don't buy anything of his for goodness sake.
        SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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        • #5
          Really Lenny? You said those things to the ump, and none, repeat NONE of the opposing teams catchers took advantage of the opportunity to turn you in for those actions in attempting to coerce an ump to cheat?!

          I call pure bullshit here. Simply a sham from a truly pathetic figure seeking to get back in the spotlight!

          Regards,
          Dennis
          If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

          Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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          • #6
            He's gotta sell books to pay off his lawyers. Move along, folks: nothing to see here.
            I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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            • #7
              Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
              He's gotta sell books to pay off his lawyers. Move along, folks: nothing to see here.

              In other words, it will be a work of fiction.

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