March 18, 2009

Working for Lenny Dykstra: An inside look at working for Nails -- Wild and wacky antics! Racism and homophobia! Shady business practices! Borderline lunacy!

Most meetings are simply extended hang-out sessions, with Lenny cracking up at his own jokes or asking us to watch the Real Sports segment over and over, especially the moment where Lenny points to his seat on his private plane and says, “This is where the Big Man sits.” He also seems to relish letting go a long, leisurely fart for the amusement of his employees or showing off his silk tie and saying, “You see this tie? I paid $500 for it” as he rubs it on his crotch and laughs at our embarrassed expressions.

posted by holden to baseball at 05:53 PM - 7 comments

Prior SpoFi thread on Dykstra (linking to a bit more flattering piece) here.

By the way, what happened to the "business and law" topic for FPPs?

posted by holden at 05:54 PM on March 18, 2009

I think the "business and law" topic was lost in the return to the old school SportsFilter.

Oh, rcade, could you add us a new topic please?

posted by tommybiden at 06:41 PM on March 18, 2009

I've known a few like him, full of promises and swagger, who never came through with anything. He sounds like he's nothing more than a petty con man who could play some center field. Douchebag.

posted by tahoemoj at 08:47 PM on March 18, 2009

This is shocking! I never would have expected this as I watched him roam center field! That having been said, I don't think I'd be too comfortable having him on my back (!) all day or night.

posted by jjzucal at 09:13 PM on March 18, 2009

Umm, wow! The past thread gave me the impression that Nails was a very excitable, jumpy, wired type of guy. Which he still seems to be. But the pictures painted of his business sense and ethics are dramatically different. Again, in the past thread, which was prior to the TPC downfall, he seemed a little shady, that he used intimidation, and was very much a braggart of his wealth and possessions. Which, again, he still seems to do. But I thought he had a pretty good lock financially, simply by judging his former business decisions (carwash, stocks). I was a fan of his until now. Douchebag. (thanks tahoe)

posted by BoKnows at 10:43 PM on March 18, 2009

To have millions, and then waste it on $500 ties or $65,000 watches is his own business, and I have no problem with whatever he does with his own money.

However, to be such a braggart, and then cheat others out of their hard earned money is inexcusable. What an ass!

posted by dviking at 01:31 AM on March 19, 2009

Amazing! Lenny Dykstra is a true con artist, and like most such people, he is conning himself more than others. The old saying -- "If you think it's too good to be true, it probably is." -- really applies here. It's significant that he chose a Maybach for an automobile; Maybach diesel engines powered the Hindenburg.

posted by Howard_T at 12:14 PM on March 19, 2009

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