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    * Lenny Dykstra Files for Bankruptcy

    Say it ain't so, Nails! Lenny Dykstra is one of my all-time favorite ballplayers. I still say Dykstra's performance in the '93 Series was the greatest by a leadoff hitter, ever. (The .913 slugging percentage was probably the steroids, though.) But he was always an idiot, and I never believed a word of the Jim Cramer hype about how Dykstra is truly one of the greats when it comes to stock trading.

    I learned a long time ago to like pro athletes for their performance on the field (particularly those who bring their A game to the post-season), but to ignore them otherwise because the likelihood that they're a "good role model" is remote and you'll only find reasons not to like them as people. Were folks really paying money to get stock tips from this thug?

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    that espn story was crazy/interesting.

    during a CNBC interview he said he was "reorganizing".
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    I read this article a few days ago, and think I saw the cnbc one, was that the guy who was being interviewed in his house and he said the bit about reorganizing. Then the interviewer off of the interview was complimenting the guy on how he had so many ideas? I cant remember if that was him, I just remember it was a pro athlete. And it might have been real sports, I cant remember.
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    Dykstrahosting.com has a ring to it. Made me chuckle at the thought.
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    It was Real Sports, and Dykstra seemed oblivious to realty. Actually he seemed oblivious to reality in the first episode they did of him when he was making millions of dollars.

    A dumb guy found a way to make a lot of money off his name (Car Washes) then found a unique way to make money in the stock market. He spent money like it was 2003 when it was 2009.. and sounds like he spent it all. Plus Dykstra has always been known to be a pain in the butt, egotistical, pampas, ignorant man. The way he treated the people he has now stolen from... shows exactly how he treats people. He doesn't care...

    I've seen quite a lot of people do this over the last year. People... (who do this) wake up... it's a "whole new world" as 9/11 people keep telling me.
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    this guy is a jack ass always was in base ball always will be in life
    this is a complete fail of a baseball player like jose cansaco

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    I completely disagree. Lenny Dykstra was a good baseball player. As far as being successful in Financial management, I dont think there are too many people who can say they have done well the last year or so.
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    Jon Stewart was ripping on Lenny Dykstra on his show today. Also, took another jab at Jim Cramer who apparently had a previous interview where he said something to the effect that regarding financial stock investing ability, Lenny Dykstra was one of the great ones.
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    Sometimes the "new money" wealthy encounter huge financial issues as they mismanage their money. :-/

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    Lenny was a .285 average player who had 3 pretty good seasons. He toyed with 200+ hits in 2 years, which is a pretty good stat. But "Nails" was known more for his gutsy playing, than him being a good player.

    Lenny was an average player, that had three good seasons. But to say he was more than an average player, truly doesn't give credit for real good and great players in the MLB.

    A lot of people have problems with Lynny's attitude, which to be honest... sucks. He was a person who you would LOVE to be on your team, but HATE if he was on the other side.
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    He was the Kenny Lindsmen of baseball. A complete jackass who you would only like if he was on your team. Even then most of his team mates didn't like him.
    He was an abject failure as a financial advisor and scum like Cramer allowed him to become an entity in finance.

    John Stewart was right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbinoOscar View Post
    John Stewart was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkFloydWS View Post
    Lenny was an average player, that had three good seasons. But to say he was more than an average player, truly doesn't give credit for real good and great players in the MLB.
    I'm sorry, but Dykstra qualifies as far more than average, due to his post-season play. Never had an off game. You can't ignore his presence on lists of best postseason performances in baseball history. Dykstra was both a run-scoring and RBI machine during his career, who laid down lots of sacrifice bunts to move pitchers and pinch-runners. His ability to take a base-on-balls rattled plenty of pitchers. Lead-off hitters can't be judged on their career hitting percentage, there are too many intangibles, and very few lead hitters match up with Dykstra's all-around play. Lead hitters are known for runs scored, not RBIs, yet Dykstra put up as many of one as he did of the other.

    Out in Center Field, Dykstra had a weak arm, but he made up for it in accuracy hitting his cutoff man. But he was known for tracking down line drives and pop flies (often sacrificing his body for the play) that wouldn't have been outs against too many center fielders. Particularly Jose Canseco! The difference between the Phillies being in last place one year, and the World Series the next, was one player -- Nails.

    So say anything bad you want about Dykstra the man, I have no problem with that. But don't be denigrating his playing abilities or we're gonna tangle! I'll go all Aussie Bob on ya like you'd dissed Sarah Palin...

    Also, I don't think any of Lenny's black teammates "loved" having him on the team, no matter how good a player they thought he was.

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    guess who's back?

    Today I saw Dykstra doing a tv commercial on a business channel for Nails Investments.
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