Jul 09 2009
Lenny Dykstra, a former star center fielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Reuters News Service reports.
Dykstra, 46, filed a petition on July 7 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of California claiming no more than $50,000 of assets and between $10 million and $50 million of liabilities.
It wasn’t too long ago I saw an HBO Real Sports Program solely dedicated to Lenny. Â In fact he was endorsed by Jim Cramer as being one of the “great ones” in stock picking.
So what the hell went wrong?Â I guess having the name “nails” probably doesn’t help.Â Also fudging the fact that you have car washes that are worth $50MM doesn’t help much either.
Let’s face it man. Â Dykstra is meant to be one thing and one thing only:Â A high school baseball coach.Â How awesome would be be?Â Seriously.
Lenny ain’t no businessman.
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