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After All-Star career, Huston Street is ‘chasing something else’ in retirement – The Athletic

I’m just chasing retirement.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2019 at 08:10 AM | 32 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. salvomania Posted: June 19, 2019 at 11:26 AM (#5853543)
Apparently, he's chasing more money and a good buzz.
   2. salvomania Posted: June 19, 2019 at 11:29 AM (#5853544)
He rides his golf cart to business meetings at a local cafe, chasing big real-estate deals, aiming to amass $2 billion by age 60 — $1 billion to have and $1 billion to give.

“That’s my next goal, to have made another one hundred or two hundred million dollars by the time I’m 50, and, by the time I’m 60, to be a billionaire.

“Let’s be clear: Marijuana is amazing”
   3. Cris E Posted: June 19, 2019 at 11:47 AM (#5853558)
$1 billion to have and $1 billion to give
...in that order.
   4. Bourbon Samurai, what price fettucine? Posted: June 19, 2019 at 01:10 PM (#5853591)
this dude's gonna be flat broke by 45
   5. Rusty Priske Posted: June 19, 2019 at 01:24 PM (#5853596)
It is known as 'The Dragon'.
   6. Itchy Row Posted: June 19, 2019 at 01:25 PM (#5853598)
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 19, 2019 at 01:29 PM (#5853602)
In other "Retired major leaguer chasing something" news
I would feel bad for what Dykstra's become if we had any evidence that there was ever even a slightly decent human being in there somewhere.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 19, 2019 at 02:27 PM (#5853643)

Stan: "Know me? Ned Flanders saved me. I used to party all night and sleep with lingerie models until Ned and his bible group showed me that I could have more."
Homer: "Professional athletes, always wantin' more."
   9. Perry Posted: June 19, 2019 at 05:06 PM (#5853761)
He smokes beef ribs, in his front yard, and marijuana, through a vape pen.


Um, Texas just (like this week) expanded its list of medical marijuana conditions, but it's still pretty damn limited, and they don't have legal recreational at all. Maybe should have left this out of the story?

this dude's gonna be flat broke by 45


Very possibly.

Interesting article.
   10. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: June 19, 2019 at 10:45 PM (#5853881)
Dykstra must be running out of ashtray money. Good for him his diet of licorice isn't that expensive.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 19, 2019 at 10:46 PM (#5853882)
Yeah, but read the linked article - apparently you have to have $80,000 dentures to chew all that licorice, presumably after the meth made all your teeth fall out.
   12. eric Posted: June 19, 2019 at 11:03 PM (#5853884)
For the next nine hours, Dykstra said he and a friend – a tag-team wrestler who goes by Sprinkles the Clown – dug through the dumpster behind Jersey Mike’s.


(from this article)

Why isn't there a Dykstra reality show? He's a desperate, money-grubbing attention whore and holy crap would people love to rubberneck at his life for 30 mins every week.
   13. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 19, 2019 at 11:09 PM (#5853886)
Why isn't there a Dykstra reality show? He's a desperate, money-grubbing attention whore
Don't give anyone any ideas. At the rate we're going, if he gets a reality show, we'll be watching the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Sprinkles, nominated by President Dykstra in 2026.
   14. Howie Menckel Posted: June 19, 2019 at 11:37 PM (#5853892)
Itchy owes me a Cap'n Morgan and Coke for my Dykstra link from yesterday's OmniChatter thread.

wait - can Cokes cross state lines?
   15. Itchy Row Posted: June 20, 2019 at 12:38 AM (#5853911)
“Nails never fails,” Dykstra gloated shortly after putting something he found in the trash at Jersey Mike’s in his mouth.
   16. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: June 20, 2019 at 01:06 AM (#5853914)
Maybe should have left this out of the story?


It's not the journalist's job to hide this sort of thing if the subject of a profile is dumb and/or privileged enough to parade it around in the open like this.
   17. PreservedFish Posted: June 20, 2019 at 06:35 AM (#5853918)
He smokes beef ribs, in his front yard, and marijuana, through a vape pen.


Is there a name for this rhetorical trick, where the writer uses one verb to modify two different objects, but the different nature of the two objects causes the single verb to have two different meanings? I know that, like, The Onion uses this in their headlines sometimes.
   18. Ishmael Posted: June 20, 2019 at 08:00 AM (#5853925)
Zeugma or syllepsis.
   19. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: June 20, 2019 at 08:42 AM (#5853930)
After All-Star career, Huston Street is ‘chasing something else’ in retirement

I was really hoping it was going to be like 'tornadoes' or something. Damn clickbait.
   20. flournoy Posted: June 20, 2019 at 08:48 AM (#5853932)
What would you guys say the success rate is for folks who sit around on the porch smoking weed, saying, "Hey man, I want to be, like, a billionaire, man."?
   21. Zonk is Back Where He Came From Posted: June 20, 2019 at 09:04 AM (#5853939)
What would you guys say the success rate is for folks who sit around on the porch smoking weed, saying, "Hey man, I want to be, like, a billionaire, man."?


My guess would be statistically the same as someone who doesn't and just sits around saying "Hey man, I want to be, like, a billionaire".

Bill Gates, for example, is a supposed longtime toker

Don't give anyone any ideas. At the rate we're going, if he gets a reality show, we'll be watching the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Sprinkles, nominated by President Dykstra in 2026.
...

Much as I agree that this is a legitimate concerns.... I have to admit -- I would probably watch a Life with Nails reality TV show.
   22. PreservedFish Posted: June 20, 2019 at 09:31 AM (#5853951)
Zeugma! Nice work Ishmael!
   23. Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: June 20, 2019 at 09:36 AM (#5853954)
Nah, I'm pretty sure Zeugma is a relief pitcher with the Tigers. Ishmael probably is too.
   24. PreservedFish Posted: June 20, 2019 at 09:41 AM (#5853955)
Ziggy makes a lame joke and an ass of his self.

Zeugma'd!
   25. flournoy Posted: June 20, 2019 at 09:50 AM (#5853961)
My guess would be statistically the same as someone who doesn't and just sits around saying "Hey man, I want to be, like, a billionaire".


Good point.
   26. Howie Menckel Posted: June 20, 2019 at 10:20 AM (#5853980)
Jayson Williams has been shopping a reality show for years; he even made a bad reality movie.

handsome, charismatic, standup comic-quality humor, accidentally killed his chauffeur, served time at Rikers Island, tons of celebrity friends - no idea why this hasn't happened yet.

I guess Kim Kardashian would advise him to make a porn video to close the deal.
   27. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: June 20, 2019 at 10:39 AM (#5853989)
What would you guys say the success rate is for folks who sit around on the porch smoking weed, saying, "Hey man, I want to be, like, a billionaire, man."?
In college I knew a guy like this, who constantly got high and talked about what he would do when he became extremely rich, and who is now extremely rich. Maybe not a billionaire, but something in the nine figure range.

(Of course, on turning 25 he inherited partial ownership of the family business, which has an annual operating revenue in the $2 billion range. If you look at all of the people whose 100+ year old family business has an annual revenue of $2 billion, I'd expect the percentage who end up stupid rich is fairly high.)
   28. PreservedFish Posted: June 20, 2019 at 10:43 AM (#5853993)
What did he say he would do, and did he follow through?
   29. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: June 20, 2019 at 11:24 AM (#5854017)
Most of it was high person bluster #######. (He didn't ever build that train line on campus or resurrect his favorite bar.) I'll be vague here, but the more serious ones were that he was going to be do some philanthropic work in a third world country he had ties to and was going to become a successful business person in his own right. He's done both of these, and much more of his net wealth at this point comes from the business he started than the portion of one he inherited. (Of course, to say he had a leg up in starting this business is to put it very mildly.)
   30. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: June 20, 2019 at 11:32 AM (#5854021)

What would you guys say the success rate is for folks who sit around on the porch smoking weed, saying, "Hey man, I want to be, like, a billionaire, man."?

Elon Musk has done pretty well for himself...
   31. Omineca Greg Posted: June 20, 2019 at 08:21 PM (#5854335)
Lenny's a man of many tawdry adventures
And Lenny can wench with the best of the wenchers
Lenny's lost a fortune in counterfeit debentures
But last night was the night Lenny lost his dentures

Lenny has had bad mental states
But now he's lost his dental plates
He's been more bombed than old Fort Sumter
But now Dykstra's diving in a Jersey dumpster

With a clown!

Sprinkles crinkles an old serviette
Has he found the dentures yet?
Sprinkles tinkles a trashed dinner bell
What do the dulcet tones foretell?
Sprinkles twinkles each of his toes
Can he dance away Lenny's dental woes?

You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a flash
This clown's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the trash

How will Lenny chew and masticate?
Whose character can he assassinate?
If he does not have proper diction
Who'll understand his self-serving fiction?

Sprinkles! Sprinkles! What did you just unveil?
From deep inside the garbage pail
Wrapped up in a napkin tight
Are sparkling teeth of pearly white

Lenny and his teeth can reconcile
And now Lenny can grin a toothy smile
That's the end of his prosthodontic fright
Goodnight to all and to all a goodnight
   32. eric Posted: June 21, 2019 at 10:56 AM (#5854643)
I just wanted to log my appreciation for the above post. Well done!

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