Lenny Dykstra was a pretty good baseball player for the Mets and Phillies back in the 80's and 90's.
The first thing I heard about him post-baseball was a positive TV profile about his great success as a businessman running a chain of car washes. That was probably in the late 90's. Then in the early 2000's, I came across a column of his on TheStreet.com, where he had reinvented himself as an options trading adviser. "Lenny Dykstra? WTF?" I thought, but then his trades probably couldn't be any worse than Jim Cramer's or any of the other random number generators on TheStreet.com.
It had been several years since I heard anything of Dykstra. Then in April, a commenter on Rob Dawg's blog linked to this story about Dykstra going into foreclosure on Wayne Gretzky's old mansion, which he tried to flip but flopped.
But that story was just the tip of the iceberg as Lenny Dykstra has gone completely Casey Serin / David Crisp. ESPN investigator Mike Fish details the carnage, financial, legal, and personal, left in the wake of the disaster that is Lenny Dykstra.
UPDATE: Dykstra berates blogger for asking about his Rolls Royce being towed away.
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