In what appears to be the culmination of what essentially has been a 20-year crime spree for former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra, "Nails" was sentenced this afternoon to prison time after pleading no contest to one count of grand theft auto -- and he still has charges that he whipped it ... More >>
The obits you're going to be reading tomorrow for Gary Carter, who died of brain cancer yesterday at age 57, will probably tell you everything about him except this: many New York area sportswriters laughed at him behind his back. I know -- I was there. I saw it.
In their defense, Gary Cart ... More >>
viaMiss Heather at NewYorkShitty spotted this poster seeking "Hipstras" in front of T & N Wine & Liquor in Greenpoint yesterday. It may mark a new high in obnoxious terminology. You see, MTV is looking for people, who, given the illustrations lining the borders of the flier, are pretty much " ... More >>
The Mets can't get a break -- well, ever, but today has been especially rough for them. First we heard about their fresh implication in the Madoff scandal. Now, joining, the list of ex-Mets in trouble (Lenny Dykstra, bankrupt; Jerry Koosman, tax evasion; Ron Darling, tax scofflaw): former Me ... More >>
What a lousy year for the Mets -- and the ex-Mets. First came the protracted woes of former car-wash king and '86 World Series hero Lenny Dykstra, who went bankrupt and had to sell his Series ring. Then Jerry Koosman, '69 hero, went away for tax evasion. Now Ron Darling is revealed to owe $54 ... More >>
The Mets blanked the Astros yesterday, taking a tiny bit of sting out of their fourth-place finish. Faith and Fear in Flushing gives a somber season obituary ("We come to bury the 2009 season this afternoon. We're not ever going to praise it, no way, no how"). The Times gives the Mets season lowligh ... More >>
Ha, ha, ha.
The sweet release of death is a week closer. In the afterlife we can forget all about Kanye and all these ridiculous (but highly amusing) tributes.
New York had a big Primary Day -- or, judging by turnout, a dinky one. Our hero Tony Avella went down to defeat. The heavily fund ... More >>
Lenny Dykstra's year just keeps getting worse. The '86 Mets star went from car wash king and publishing mogul to bankrupt, and his wife divorced him. Now Nails is reported to be shopping his World Series ring, as well as various game balls and other memorabilia from his glory days. Dykstra has a $5, ... More >>
The Mets are having such a bad year, their rotten luck has trickled down to ex-Mets as well. In July Lenny Dykstra declared bankruptcy, and now Jerry Koosman, hero of the 1969 Miracle Mets, has been sentenced to six months in prison for tax evasion. Koosman failed to pay taxes for three year ... More >>
Poor Lenny Dykstra, former Mets star and car wash and publishing tycoon, has had a terrible year. First his tax preparer sued him, then his wife left him, then he went bankrupt. Now the Smoking Gun has put out part of his bankruptcy filing, which reports his monthly income from his MLB pension as $5 ... More >>
They used to call him Nails, and now he's hanging by them. It's all been downhill for Lenny Dykstra since the veteran of the '86 World Champion New York Mets cut a rakish figure in a New Yorker profile early last year as a celebrated stock-picker and car-wash and publishing mogul. In November he set ... More >>
Poor Lenny "Nails" Dykstra. The former Mets star-turned-stock-picker has not, so to speak, been getting pitches to hit. Back in November he had to settle up $138,872 in tax-preparer fees. Now TheStreet.com has pulled his financial column. His wheeling and dealing in the car-wash business has lande ... More >>