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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New book: Lenny Dykstra is a racist, sexist and pervert

I am aghast at this news.

Former Phillie Lenny Dykstra is a sexist, racist, sexual deviant and one of the biggest all-around lowlifes you’ll ever come across. So says a new book by financial journalist and ex-Dykstra employee Christopher Frankie, excerpted over the weekend by the New York Post.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 27, 2013 at 08:52 AM | 33 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Eric Ferguson Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:00 AM (#4397456)
Given the date, I have to assume this is a prank.
   2. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:09 AM (#4397460)
Given the date, I have to assume this is a prank.

Be sure to check your car door handle for honey.
   3. Rants Mulliniks Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:09 AM (#4397461)
This is the second thread today in which someone has suggested the posted article must be an April Fools joke. When did the prank window get extended to April Fools Week? I RTFA, and the allegations aren't something you joke about....not even The Onion.
   4. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:11 AM (#4397463)
New book: Creepy and weird guy is creepy and weird.
   5. Eric Ferguson Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:12 AM (#4397464)
Sorry, Rants, my prank remark was merely a recycling of the Bissinger/April Fool's Day discussion.

Or maybe this explanation is a prank?

I don't even know anymore.
   6. Rants Mulliniks Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:14 AM (#4397466)
Sorry, Rants, my prank remark was merely a recycling of the Bissinger/April Fool's Day discussion.


I realized that after I went back and read further down that thread.....don't I feel like the #######.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:14 AM (#4397467)
Lenny Dykstra is not a racist! He may be a a sexist, a pervert, a racist, and a Communist, but he is not a porn star!
   8. GregQ Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:35 AM (#4397481)
Is Lenny in or out of jail? I remember that he was being charged with a variety of things but cannot recall if it has all made its way to court yet.
   9. Spahn Insane Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:38 AM (#4397482)
Lenny Dykstra is not a racist! He may be a a sexist, a pervert, a racist, and a Communist, but he is not a porn star!

He may be a racist, pervert, sexist Communist porn star, but he is not Yuniesky Betancourt!
   10. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:44 AM (#4397487)
How the hell did Davey Johnson manage a team with Dykstra, Gooden, Strawberry, Mitchell to a World Series title? OK, they were all really really good players, but wow what a collection of people I'm glad I never met.
   11. zonk Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:53 AM (#4397493)
How the hell did Davey Johnson manage a team with Dykstra, Gooden, Strawberry, Mitchell to a World Series title? OK, they were all really really good players, but wow what a collection of people I'm glad I never met.


Bah, these are precisely the sort of people that are loads of fun to meet -- just not the sort of people you want to meet up with regularly... and I say that as Mets hater, with that hatred forged by the mid/early 80s Mets teams.
   12. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: March 27, 2013 at 10:15 AM (#4397512)
How the hell did Davey Johnson manage a team with Dykstra, Gooden, Strawberry, Mitchell to a World Series title? OK, they were all really really good players, but wow what a collection of people I'm glad I never met.

The secret ingredient was Vicks Vaporub. One swallow, and it made them all feel like champions!
   13. donlock Posted: March 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM (#4397525)
Captain Renault: I’m shocked, shocked to find that... (Dyksta is a degenerate.)
   14. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 27, 2013 at 10:56 AM (#4397546)
The secret to managing a team with a bunch of young, talented crazy arseholes, is you have to ALSO have an old, over-the-hill crazy arsehole who whines about not getting enough playing time, and get rid of HIM. The clubhouse still will not be great, but it will seem great by comparison. The '86 Mets had George Foster who was the perfect fodder for this strategem.
   15. God Posted: March 27, 2013 at 05:19 PM (#4397926)
How the hell did Davey Johnson manage a team with Dykstra, Gooden, Strawberry, Mitchell

I don't know if Gooden really belongs with that group. Keith Hernandez probably does. Most of those guys were first-class ######## and despicable human beings. Gooden was just a nice quiet kid with a problem that hurt mostly himself.
   16. tfbg9 Posted: March 27, 2013 at 06:07 PM (#4397954)
Don't click on TFA if you're eating. I'm warning you!
   17. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:49 AM (#4398149)
How the hell did Davey Johnson manage a team with Dykstra, Gooden, Strawberry, Mitchell to a World Series title? OK, they were all really really good players, but wow what a collection of people I'm glad I never met.


Chemistry baby, it's all chemistry...and of course the aforementioned fact that all these guys were good at baseball.
   18. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: March 28, 2013 at 04:30 AM (#4398172)
Remember: if a disgruntled ex-employee wrote it, it's got to be true!
   19. Dan Evensen Posted: March 28, 2013 at 07:34 AM (#4398196)
Wait... Dykstra was evicted from his own mansion because it was excessively filthy? I must have missed that article.

Most of this isn't news, though. The comments are all to that effect.
   20. LargeBill Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:18 AM (#4398261)
Sometimes when I read the advance promotions for a book I wonder why they are even bothering. Who will actually spend their money on this book? Seriously, is there anyone interested in paying to see how far gone Dykstra was at his worst?
   21. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:37 AM (#4398283)
Seriously, is there anyone interested in paying to see how far gone Dykstra was at his worst?


A substantial part of entertainment in this country is watching people humiliate themselves. People don't watch reality TV so they can see how the other half lives, they watch it so they can feel superior to the people on those shows. Same with the magazines in the supermarket checkout lines with Kim Kardashian pleading "Don't Call me Fat" (real headline this week) and stuff like that.

I'm pretty sure "I used to be rich but now I'm destitute and living on the street" would be the #1 show in America.
   22. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:39 AM (#4398286)
Remember: if a disgruntled ex-employee wrote it, it's got to be true!

Are there any gruntled ex-employees of Dykstra?

Wait... Dykstra was evicted from his own mansion because it was excessively filthy?

For reasons I can't explain, I am fascinated by that show Hoarders. In one episode this woman's toilet had stopped flushing so she just kept crapping in there until a pyramid of crap was piled a foot higher than the rim of the bowl. My god!
   23. Publius Publicola Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:45 AM (#4398294)
For god's sake, Shooty. I'm eating breakfast.
   24. Publius Publicola Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:46 AM (#4398295)
I'm pretty sure "I used to be rich but now I'm destitute and living on the street" would be the #1 show in America.


No, that would be "Even though I'm beautiful, my kids are losers and my husband hates me".
   25. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:49 AM (#4398298)
For god's sake, Shooty. I'm eating breakfast.

Chocolate croissant?
   26. Publius Publicola Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:49 AM (#4398299)
What's funny about The Kardashians is, when the show began, I imagine they had a fairly normal marriage with normal problems, given the circumstances. But in the effort to cash in on the appetite for reality show humiliation, over the years the Kardashians have evolved into exactly what they hoped the audience would have assumed from watching the show.
   27. zonk Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:50 AM (#4398300)

For reasons I can't explain, I am fascinated by that show Hoarders.


I have the same unexplainable fascination with Intervention... I don't understand why I'm drawn to that show.
   28. RJ in TO Posted: March 28, 2013 at 10:19 AM (#4398334)
For reasons I can't explain, I am fascinated by that show Hoarders. In one episode this woman's toilet had stopped flushing so she just kept crapping in there until a pyramid of crap was piled a foot higher than the rim of the bowl. My god!

I have never seen an episode of that show (for which I am grateful), but I was told about an episode where one individual stopped using the toilet, and just started crapping in bags and storing them in a closet.

It just made me even happier for not having ever seen an episode of that show.
   29. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: March 28, 2013 at 10:24 AM (#4398342)
If nothing else good comes from this, the eternal linkage of Lenny Dykstra's name to "people who #### in bags and store them in their closets" is worth the price of admission.
   30. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: March 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM (#4398345)
I have never seen an episode of that show (for which I am grateful), but I was told about an episode where one individual stopped using the toilet, and just started crapping in bags and storing them in a closet.

Oof. Haven't seen that one. I think I'm fascinated about how consistent the hoarders are in their behavior. It's as if they all have had the same switch in their brains flipped.
   31. Morty Causa Posted: March 28, 2013 at 10:31 AM (#4398348)
Lenny and the Squidtones forever!
   32. Greg K Posted: March 28, 2013 at 10:40 AM (#4398352)
What's funny about The Kardashians is, when the show began, I imagine they had a fairly normal marriage with normal problems, given the circumstances. But in the effort to cash in on the appetite for reality show humiliation, over the years the Kardashians have evolved into exactly what they hoped the audience would have assumed from watching the show.

I've always found Ken Finkleman's Married Life kind of fascinating because it seemed to be such a deep analysis of reality TV back in 1995, when as far as I know reality TV as a major cultural phenomenon was still to happen.

I'm not sure it holds up as well as The Newsroom but it's weird to see such an early take on what reality TV is.
   33. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:12 AM (#4398387)
Oof. Haven't seen that one. I think I'm fascinated about how consistent the hoarders are in their behavior. It's as if they all have had the same switch in their brains flipped.


One of my aunts is a hoarder. When her cat died she wrapped it up in garbage bags and put it in the freezer. The worst part is that when her son heard the cat had died he knew what would happen, because she'd previously frozen a couple of other dead pets. So he drove halfway across Missouri just to take the cat out of the freezer and bury it.

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