From 1993-1995, Lenny Dykstra was twice named an MLB All-Star with the Philadelphia Phillies, and the 12 months that he wasn’t chosen, he completed second within the MVP voting. It was a robust three-year stretch for the three-time All-Star and World Series champ. Judging by what Dykstra’s been posting on social media currently, which may not even be his finest three-year run.
Lenny Dykstra’s life after baseball hasn’t gone easily
Dykstra spent 12 seasons within the huge leagues after being chosen within the thirteenth spherical of the 1981 MLB draft by the New York Mets. Dykstra spent the primary seven-plus seasons in New York, serving to the Mets to a World Sequence title in 1986. He completed his profession with 5 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was a three-time All-Star and led the Nationwide League in hits for the 1990 and 1993 seasons.
After his profession ended, Dykstra suffered by a collection of enterprise failures that finally compelled him out of business. In 2012, Dykstra was sentenced to a few years in a California state jail for pleading no contest to grand theft auto and offering a false monetary assertion, in keeping with NJ.com. He was launched in July 2013 after serving six and a half months of his sentence.
In 2015, a porn star accused him of stealing $50,000 in jewellery. He additionally had an indecent publicity cost in 2011 and was accused of pulling a weapon on an Uber driver in 2018. Within the Uber incident, police charged Dykstra with making terroristic threats and a number of other drug offenses.
Dykstra’s hatred for former teammate Ron Darling
Dykstra makes no try to cover his emotions for former teammate Ron Darling, a pitcher on the ’86 Mets World Sequence staff. He filed a go well with towards Darling for feedback made in Darling’s autobiography “108 Stitches: Unfastened Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time within the Recreation.” Darling accused Dykstra of hurling racist slurs at Boston Pink Sox pitcher Dennis ‘Oil Can’ Boyd earlier than Recreation 3 of the World Sequence.
Dykstra accused Darling of defaming his character. Nonetheless, Choose Robert D. Kalish dismissed the case and mentioned Dykstra’s tarnished picture was a results of his personal doing. In April of 2019, Ron Darling left his job as a baseball analyst to take care of a mass in his chest. Medical doctors found he had most cancers. The next 12 months, Darling’s broadcast associate Gary Cohen introduced Darling was cancer-free.
Dykstra, nevertheless, believed the whole thing was a hoax. Nonetheless does. He has since modified his Twitter profile image to a Mets uniform with the No. 12, Darling’s quantity. On the again of the jersey, it reads “Faked Most cancers.”
Dykstra units the bar fairly low for himself
Whereas Dykstra continues to place down Darling on social media, he doesn’t do a heck of a job of creating himself look good, both. In April, whereas making an attempt to indicate respect for cops, he introduced up his previous. It wasn’t his previous, as in baseball previous. He was bragging in regards to the final three years of his life.
“Talking of respect for legislation enforcement … GUESS WHO NOW HASN’T BEEN ARRESTED FOR 35 MONTHS?!?!?,” he tweeted. Not solely did he submit it, he threw it in all caps, stressing how good his final three years have been. If that wasn’t sufficient of a brag, he has extra.
As of Thursday, Dykstra is technically three days away from his three-year, arrest-free anniversary, in keeping with himself. He’s been pinning and retweeting congratulatory messages on his lack of latest arrests. Good for Dykstra for staying out of hassle currently, however bragging a couple of lack of arrests in a three-year span on social media isn’t setting the bar too excessive.