Lenny Dykstra

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    March 5, 2012

    So, Lenny Dykstra's Finally Going To Prison...

    ‚ÄčIn 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 >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Rest in Peace, Gary Carter

    ​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 >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Are 'Hipstras' the Next Generation of Hipsters? MTV Is Looking for Them in Greenpoint

    via​Miss 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 >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Ex-Mets GM Suspended from ESPN for Affair with Stalker-PA

    ​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 >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Metdown! Ron Darling Joins Ranks of ex-Amazin's in Trouble

    ​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 >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Good Night, 2009 Mets, and Good Grief

    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 >>

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    September 18, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ 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 >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Bankrupt Lenny Dykstra Selling His World Series Ring

    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 >>

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    September 4, 2009

    Mets Legend Jerry Koosman Turns Tax Truther, Gets 6 Months for Evasion

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Filing: Lenny Dykstra Lives on $5,700 a Month

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Lenny Dykstra Goes Bankrupt

    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 >>

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    May 1, 2009

    Ex-Met Lenny Dykstra Suffers Debts, Divorce

    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 has pulled his financial column. His wheeling and dealing in the car-wash business has landed ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Chewin' Nails Cuts Deal

    "He lit a cigarette... He started to stub out the butt. 'I got down to, like, one cigarette a day and I don't even like it,' he said. 'It's weird when you get old.'" Thus was the hyperactive former Mets star Lenny "Nails" Dykstra portrayed in a March New Yorker profile that also captured the compuls ... More >>

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    August 10, 1999

    Chucking It Away

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