28 Years Ago Today: Ray Knight Punches Eric Davis; Mets & Reds Brawl

In a year full of brawls and wins, one of the most famous that included both for the 1986 Mets happened 28 years ago today in Cincinnati. With the game in extra innings, Eric Davis’ slide into third base and pop up off the bag way a little too close to Ray Knight and Knight, the former boxer, let Davis know he wasn’t too happy about it. It led to this…. Click here to view the...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa was almost Mets assistant GM in the late 90s

When the 86 Mets didn't springboard into a dynasty, GM Frank Cashen begain getting rid of its most popular parts -- Lenny Dykstra, Roger McDowell, Wally Backman, and Mookie Wilson. At the same time he was apparently looking to bring none other than Mike Francesa in as assistant General Manager. How about that?Curious if that is mentioned in Frank's posthumous book, Winning...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Trades in Phillies History: #5 Nails and McDowell Take the Turnpike

Over the next two weeks, in conjunction with the run-up to the July 31 trade deadline, Phillies Nation will be presenting the Top 10 Trades in Phillies History. Consideration was given to the performance of the players traded with their new club v. the performance of the players acquired with the Phillies in addition to heavily weighing the success of the Phillies once the trade...
Via Phillies Nation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings – Roenis To Win This

Daily fantasy brings a whole new dimension to the we look at fantasy players.  We’re getting used to streaming pitchers which has become a great strategy being implemented over the last few years, but daily fantasy takes it to a whole new level.  You don’t have to drop anyone to pick up the man of the hour, knowing that his long-term value will be equivalent to Lenny Dykstra’s...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' draft: College prospects dominate Day 2 selections

After selecting a high school bat with their first-round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft -- selecting powerful UNC commit Braxton Davidson at No. 32 overall -- the Atlanta Braves did not hesitate in reverting to old habits. This is organization constructed around pitching, and four of the organization's top five picks followed suit. The Braves selected four straight arms in Rounds...
Via Fox Sports South
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Manziel’s Chick In Underwear, Slim Lenny Dykstra & Rob Ford At Royals Game

  And here come the Pacers. They won last night in Atlanta to force a Game 7 in Indy. Imagine how the guy…
Via Busted Coverage
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Missanelli’s Interview with Lenny Dykstra is Must Hear Radio

Mike Missanelli’s interview with Lenny Dykstra, as Crossing Broad writes, includes talk of "Dykstra's thoughts on taking steroids, walking around like he had a “10-inch you know what,” his hypothetical threatening of umpires, Ben Revere, the 1993 Phillies, baseball and life in general. It’s fantastic. You can’t stop listening."Indeed. Here's some highlights...
Via Bob's Blitz
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra thinks he was the NL MVP in 1993, not Barry Bonds

Former Phillies and Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra joined Mike Missanelli on ESPN’s 97.5 The Fanatic on Friday evening. The interview was fascinating, as Dykstra has never been one to hold back. He criticized current Phillies center fielder Ben Revere for his low on-base percentage, talked about his steroid use, the financial mistakes he made in his post-baseball career, and suggested...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Phillies OF Lenny Dykstra Will Spend Two Hours With Mike Missanelli Today

Photo courtesy 97.5 the Fanatic Lenny Dykstra has lived in a car, been arrested, convicted and spent time in jail over the last few years. Then, he had a little dustup with Mitch Williams at a Poppel Sports autograph show at the Granite Run Mall back in November. Phillies fans...
Via Philliedelphia
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra alleges he was assaulted by cops while in jail

Former MLB player Lenny Dykstra claims he was brutally beaten by a group of corrupt cops while in custody at Los Angeles County Jail.The incident allegedly occurred in April 2012 when Dykstra was behind bars on the account of bankruptcy fraud. He's now suing the jail, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ Sports.According to Dykstra, six sheriffs entered his cell and pulled...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lenny Dykstra claims deputies beat him

Retired New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Lenny Dykstra claims he was severely beaten by sheriff’s deputies while in custody at the Los Angeles County Jail back in 2012, according to TMZ Sports. Dykstra was locked up in April of that year for bankruptcy fraud. He’s suing L.A. County because he says six sheriff’s deputies entered his cell, yanked him from...
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #29 Lenny Dykstra

The Phillies Nation Top 100 continues today with #30. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  From this point forward, each...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Lenny Dykstra, Mitch Williams get into verbal altercation at mall

Two former Phillies teammates, Lenny Dykstra and Mitch Williams, got into a verbal altercation during an autograph session at a Philadelphia mall.
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Lenny Dykstra, Mitch Williams Butt Heads at Autograph Signing

It seems the 1993 Phillies are still pretty upset about losing to the Blue Jays in the World Series. At an autograph signing at the Granite Run Mall just outside Philadelphia, former Phils heroes Lenny Dykstra, Mitch Williams and Darren Daulton were chatting when things took a turn for the worse, according to Philly.com. Reports on Twitter indicate that “Mitch slapped his [Dykstra...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Mitch Williams, Lenny Dykstra had confrontation in mall

That would be Williams coughing up one of the most famous home runs in World Series history, losing the series in six games. On the series, Williams blew two of his three save opportunities while allowing six earned runs on five hits, posting a 20.25 ERA and 3.38 WHIP. This evidently doesn't sit well with Dykstra, because two years ago he told a Philadelphia TV station that...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Mitch Williams confronted Lenny Dykstra at an autograph signing yesterday

Mitch Williams confronted Lenny Dykstra at an autograph signing at the Granite Run Mall as Darren Daulton watched. Kyle Scott has the details behind the issue. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return HomeFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Daulton Reportedly Stopped Mitch Williams From Attacking Lenny Dykstra At Autograph Show

Lenny Dykstra, fresh out of prison, apparently is not committed to good behavior. Today at the Granite Run Mall, Poppel sports hosted a "Macho Row" reunion and autograph signing that included Darren Daulton, Mitch Williams, Dave Hollins and Lenny Dykstra. Philly INK reports: As nice as it was to meet...
Via Philliedelphia
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra: “I Read My First Book In Prison”

Lenny Dykstra is now an ex-convict. The former Phillies and Mets outfielder appeared on a vodcast with former MLB players Robert Fick and…
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra Is Out Of Prison And Speaks...To Delmon Young's Brother

Lenny Dykstra is out of prison...and finally talking. His first forum: "Vodcast", put together by comedian Jon Lovitz, with hosts Dmitri (yes, Delmon's brother) Young and Robert Fick. It's an odd production, with both hosts wearing ballcaps from their 15 minutes of fame in Major League Baseball, as if to...
Via Philliedelphia
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra Gives First Interview Since Release From Prison, Describes Incarceration as ‘Rock Bottom’ (Video)

If there was any justice in the world, Lenny Dykstra would still be in jail. The former Mets and Phillies outfielder was first exposed for the slimeball he is in a lengthy ESPN piece by Mike Fish. In the very first scene of that piece, Dykstra openly refers to President Obama as a “spearchucker” — in front of Fish — which provides a pretty accurate portrayal of Dykstra...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Major League All Star Lenny Dykstra released from prison

Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra is a free man, after a number of years in which he was entangled with the law, according to myfoxphilly.com via the AP.  Dykstra completed a 6 and a half month term stemming from bankruptcy fraud, more specifically, he hid or destroyed valuables such as baseball memorabilia  from the courts hoping to not be...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Dykstra released from Calif. prison

Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been released from prison in California after serving time for bankruptcy fraud. Federal Bureau of Prisons records show the 50-year-old has been freed. A message left for his attorney Christopher Dybwad was not immediately returned Friday. Dykstra was sentenced in December to 6 1/2 months in prison for hiding baseball gloves and other...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra Reportedly to Be Released From Prison After Serving 15 Months of 3-Year Sentence

Lenny Dykstra is a bad man. There are few people who seem completely beyond redemption, but the former Phillies and Mets outfielder is probably among them. Remember, this was a guy who was not only sued several dozen times (all by different business partners) for basically being a con man who never made good on his business deals, but once allegedly borrowed $23,000 from his own...
Via NESN.com
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra To Be Released From Prison

Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra will be released from a California prison this weekend, almost 15 months into a three-year term. Dykstra, nicknamed “Nails,’’ because of his gritty style of play while with the Mets, achieved All-Star status after being dealt to the Phillies in one of the worst trades in team history. DYKSTRA: After his homer in the 1986 NLCS. Dykstra...
Via New York Mets Report
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

"Nailed" (or "Lenny Dykstra is a Horrible Human Being"): Interview with Author Christopher Frankie

Like any other mulleted Little Leaguer in the late 80’s and early 90’s, there was little I didn’t love about gritty Lenny Dykstra.  Over the past few years when he went to being touted as a financial savant and then ultimately a white colar fraud who was munching on Twizzlers and being splattered on Deadspin, it was as amusing as seeing him crashing into the centerfield...
Via Hugging Harold Reynolds
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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