So, they're roasting Lenny Dykstra and Mitch Williams

So our buddy Joe Matarese is part of the crew roasting Mitch Williams and Lenny Dykstra in a few weeks. Fact that they don't like each other and once confronted each other at an autograph show? Moot point. The event is April 23 at the Electric Factory at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 for VIPs), and you can buy tickets here starting at $49. [Crossing Broad]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Special Feature: A Mets Phenom Turns 30

“There’s no single sport that has the hold on our dreams and fantasies the way baseball does. Sidd has become a symbol, like the cornfield in Iowa.” ~ Myra Gelband, Sports Illustrated It’s now been thirty years since Sports Illustrated pulled off one of the most elaborate and memorable pranks in sports. It was 30 years ago on this day, April Fools Day, that the esteemed...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Mike Francesa be the next coach of the New York Jets?

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. Few months back, Boomer Esiason thought out loud, "It's easy for Mike for instance when...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Leadoff Problem Persists For The Mets

The next Lenny Dykstra? Not quite… Question: What do Andres Torres, Collin Cowgill and Eric Young Jr. all have in common? Answer: Aside from all three having been released by the Mets, they each opened the season as the Mets official leadoff hitter in the last three years. It’s going on four years since Jose Reyes moved on, and the Mets still haven’t found someone to replace...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

One Play, Two First Basemen, and the Elusive Third Out

Even in hindsight the story is hard to fathom. The New York Mets came to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning, at home, trailing the Boston Red Sox 5-3 in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. They were three outs away from losing the Series. Hold on, this isn’t the story you’re thinking it is. Wally Backman led off the inning slicing a line drive into the glove of Dave Henderson...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What About The Power Of Love?

First off, let me get this off my chest: Why was the start time for the Austin Mahone concert game 7:10 while the start time for the Huey Lewis concert game 4:10? What, because you think that Huey Lewis fans are so old that they need to get out early for bedtime? An early bird special? Screw you Mets, for exacerbating that stereotype. I’M NOT THAT OLD! Besides, those little ...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mitch Williams is Suing Deadspin & the MLB Network for 'Defamation'

Mitch Williams is suing Deadspin and the MLB Network for defamation, breach of contract, and wrongful termination. No, not for that tape of him confronting Lenny Dykstra at an autograph signing. For that tape of him and Deadspin’s report on Williams’ alleged behavior at his kid’s Ripkin Baseball youth tournament. His lawyer stated:“There are people out there who love to bring...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra biopic being developed by ‘The Blind Side’ director

The rise and fall of former major leaguer Lenny Dykstra certainly makes a good story. He was the starting center fielder of the Mets’ 1986 World Series championship team. From there, he went from the highs of leading the Phillies to the 1993 World Series and finishing second in National League MVP voting to the lows of filing for bankruptcy after building a supposed financial...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Warning: Dude who did 'Blind Side' doing Dykstra, 86 Mets

‘The Blind Side’ director John Lee Hancock has joined on with a Lenny Dykstra project, according to Variety. Hancock is re-teaming with “The Blind Side” & "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear" producer Gil Netter to direct the yet untitled movie. Dykstra, a key part of the champion 1986 New York Mets, has led a checkered life since retiring from baseball in 1996. He...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Documentary on '86 Mets, Lenny Dykstra biopic in the works

Just when you think Hollywood has run out of original ideas…comes this. According to Variety, John Lee Hancock, director and co-screenwriter of the award-winning “The Blind Side” and 2002’s baseball feature “The Rookie”, is all set to bring former big leaguer Lenny Dykstra’s life to the silver screen. I applaud the idea (and would probably go see it… I’ve actually...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Giving Up the Gold

Things don’t always go well for our sports heroes off of the field, court, or diamond. There have been many, many athletes who have found themselves in difficult financial situations after (or sometimes during) their sporting careers. When these players hit rock bottom, they may choose to solve their economic woes by cashing in on their former glory by selling the jewelry they...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra: Charlie Sheen is not as wild as he seems

Charlie Sheen developed a reputation for being one of the wildest and craziest celebrities of the 21st century, but Lenny Dykstra says the actor’s public image does not reflect reality. Nails was on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia as a guest during the All-Star Thursday show and talked about Sheen at one point. Nails was […]
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July 25, 2014  |  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 in Both...
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July 07, 2014  |  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...
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June 30, 2014  |  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 Nos...
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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…
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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:CB has much...
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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...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Allan Dykstra could soon chase Duda from first

At 6’5” and 215 Lbs, Allan Dykstra is a big guy.  Having seen him in person, he stands out in a crowd.  Currently, he’s playing first base for the Las Vegas 51’s and looking like his AA MVP award from 2013 was not a fluke. He’s not related to Lenny Dykstra if that’s what you were thinking.  He was, instead, the 23rd overall pick for the San Diego Padres back in 2008...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-All-Star Dykstra sues, alleges jail beating

LOS ANGELES (AP) Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra has filed a lawsuit saying he was badly beaten by deputies in a Los Angeles County jail.
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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

Macho Row Phlashback: 1993 NLCS, Game 1

The 1993 National League Championship Series pitted the two-time National League champion Atlanta Braves against the gritty and defiant worst-to-first Philadelphia Phillies. It was a classic mismatch between a baseball power looking for a third trip back to the World Series for a potential rematch of the 1992 World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays and a Phillies team predicted to...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Where are they now?

The Mets have been around for 52 years, and will be playing their 53rd season this summer.  Throughout their history, the Mets have had some big name players, from Tom Seaver in their early years, to David Wright who is currently the face of the franchise.  Many of these big names have remained a part of the game, such as Mike Piazza, Wally Backman, etc.  But some of them have...
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March 26, 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
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