NYC Ban On Smokeless Tobacco Won’t Help Without Culture Change

This is a whole new generation. When I was growing up, we had candy cigarettes (gone) and Big League Chew (still around). While playing baseball, we used to have the candy cigarettes so we could smoke like Keith Hernandez, or we would shove a ton of Big League Chew in our mouths to look like Lenny Dykstra. Dykstra was such a legendary chewer that he was said to have stained the...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie-Lynn Sigler marries son of ex-Met, Phillie Lenny Dykstra (PHOTOS)

The "Sopranos" star and Cutter Dykstra have been engaged since 2013. Meadow Soprano and Nails Jr. officially got hitched over the weekend. And by that, we mean actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Cutter Dykstra (the son of former Mets and Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra) are officially Mr. and Mrs. PLUS: Yoenis Cespedes wants to return to Mets...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nails Continues to Keep it Classy

While a lot of pro athletes , both past and present, were busy doing something productive this Christmas season, Lenny Dykstra was out there being the best Lenny Dykstra he could be. While I’m not really sure how this one slipped past me…I sure am glad I stumbled upon it. The former big leaguer (and convicted felon) spent some time spreading holiday cheer, dressed up as Santa...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Dave Magadan Named New Hitting Coach For D’Backs

Former Mets infielder Dave Magadan will join the Arizona Diamondbacks and serve as their new hitting coach, the team announced on Wednesday. Magadan has worked the past 13 seasons as a hitting coach, the last three coming with the Texas Rangers (2103-2015). He also spent four seasons with the San Diego Padres (2003-2006) and six with the Boston Red Sox (2007-2012). The lefty-swinging...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lawsuit: Former Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra alleges prison guards gave him brain damage

View image | gettyimages.com Troubled former Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra is in the news once again. Once again it is on TMZ. This time Dykstra says that he believes he has brain damage and is looking to blame the damage on the prison guards he encountered during his three-year prison...
Via Philliedelphia
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra suing police for $15M, claims brain damage

Former MLB outfielder Lenny Dykstra is suing Los Angeles County after he claims he was savagely beaten by several deputies during his stint in L.A. County jail. TMZ reports that Dysktra is suing for $15 million, alleging that he suffered brain damage and was beaten so badly “his teeth were broken out of his skull.” Dykstra claims in new court documents that one of the six deputies...
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November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Players with a multi-homer game in the World Series since 1985

Mets rookie Michael Conforto hit two home runs in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday. Can you name the others who have hit two or three home runs in a World Series game since 1985?
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra: I hired private investigators to blackmail umps

Lenny Dykstra led the National League in walks with 129 in 1993. According to the three-time All-Star, it wasn’t by chance or because his eyesight suddenly improved overnight. Dykstra admitted Tuesday on FOX Sports 1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” that he used to hire private investigators to track Major League Baseball umpires. The former New York Mets/Philadelphia Phillies...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra says he paid $500,000 to spy on umpires for leverage

View image | gettyimages.com How does one get an umpire on their side? One way is to spend half a million dollars to spy on umpires, learn their personal secrets, and then use them to blackmail the umpire into getting calls to go your way. That's what former Phillies outfielder...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 1986 New York Mets World Series roster

Can you name all 25 members of the Mets World Series winning roster from 1986?
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Schilling says Dykstra called his ’93 World Series Game 6 homer

In Game 6 of the 1993 World Series, the Phillies entered the top of the seventh inning trailing the defending World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays 5-1. What looked to be a rough way to go out of the postseason quickly turned around in that seventh inning when the Phillies scored five runs. The fuel to the comeback came on a three-run home run by Lenny Dykstra off the arm of Blue...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra sends venomous email to 'f—ing lazy' reporter over 2009 article

As Lenny Dykstra works on a memoir, he apparently is determined to set the record straight about his past legal troubles. Writer A.J. Daulerio posted an email to Ratter that Dykstra reportedly sent him last week concerning a 2009 article he wrote highlighting the former New York Met and Philadelphia Phillie's reported financial irresponsibility. Sent at 3 a.m. on Friday with the...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

John Kruk: Take Curt Schilling with 'a grain of salt'

By Dan Levy If there is one person at ESPN who will never back down from commenting on a controversy, it’s the always outspoken John Kruk. While Kruk didn’t turn Curt Schilling’s absence from Sunday Night Baseball into a bigger story than it already was — Jake Arietta, an error on a hot smash in the third and the Dodgers overall lack of hits conspired to make Sunday...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Baseball as It Was’ Episode #34: Heather Quinlan

The 1986 Mets didn’t just dominate the major league competition. They ruled New York City in a way that hasn’t been matched since. Filmmaker Heather Quinlan is in the late stages of developing a documentary on this team that won 108 games with brash and bravado and would go on to capture the World Series over the Boston Red Sox with a remarkable comeback spirit. For more on the...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

July 27, 1985: The Most Ridiculous Game in MLB History?

On June 27, 1985, the Houston Astros and the New York Mets played a doubleheader at Shea Stadium in New York. The second game was a pretty straight-forward 7-3 Mets victory that saw Houston starter Charlie Kerfeld give up six runs in 3.1 innings to take the loss in his Major League debut. The first game, however, was anything but normal. In that game, the Astros made five errors...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

John Rocker is Back in Cooperstown, Baby!

The internet world seemingly caught fire last year when pictures of John Rocker signing autographs and raffling off a night of drinking hit the Twitters. This year, everyone’s favorite bigot is back in Cooperstown and, thankfully…he’s got friends. You've reached bottom of the Cooperstown autograph barrel when it's Dykstra, Klesko, wrong Frank Thomas & Rockhead pic.twitter...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Campbell: Soup’s Too Cold

David Wright has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, which varies in its severity. While doctors are hoping it can be alleviated with rest in David’s case, it has also been known to be more severe, as it caused Lenny Dykstra to end his career at the age of 35. Whatever the case may be, oh Captain our Captain will be out for a while longer, leaving the Mets weighing their options...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy Mother’s Day: Mets Memories, Family, and Believing

A Message From Joe D. – One of the great things about MMO is all the great original content from the hundreds of Mets fans that have come and gone throughout the years. I love all the personal stories and the incredible passion and sentiment that goes into all those wonderful articles and Fan Shots. Every year on Mother’s Day, I like to look back and re-post an article that...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mitch Williams and Lenny Dykstra get into expletive-filled verbal battle

At a recent event in Philadelphia, former teammates Lenny Dykstra and Mitch Williams continued their ill-will towards one another. Normally, Sports Roast Philadelphia is supposed to be a light-hearted event, but instead it turned into a very chippy, expletive-filled verbal war between the former teammates. If you remember, Dykstra hasn't...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra and Mitch Williams Trade Verbal Jabs

For three seasons (1991-1993), Lenny Dykstra and Mitch Williams were teammates, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies. At the recent Philly Sports Roast, the 1993 National League champs were anything but cordial. The evening was supposed to be a laugh-filled night benefiting the Darren Daulton Foundation, but once the drinks started flowing and both Dykstra and Williams were given...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

When you think of ex-Yankee geezers griping, be thankful that we never had Lenny Dykstra and Mitch Williams

No matter what Tino thinks of A-Rod, it'll never be like this...

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

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
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