When I was a young bul growing up in the Delaware Valley, one of my favorite Phillies to watch was centerfielder Lenny “Nails” Dykstra. After being a beloved player on the New York Mets in the 80s, Dykstra was traded to Philadelphia where he quickly became a fan favorite here. Many Phillies fans, including myself loved him for his gritty play, crazy personality, and easily recognizable mouth full of tobacco. Despite the fact that he was a fan favorite, we all knew that “Nails” was a jerkoff, and lately it all has come to the surface.
After retiring due to injuries, Dykstra owned a bunch of car washes, where he was accused of sexually harassing a co-worker. He then sold those car washes for a lot of money, and started his own magazine while proclaiming himself to be a financial genius at playing the Stock Market. This seemed weird, since Dykstra is clearly dumb as shit and can barely write his own name let alone play the Stock Market. Not surprisingly, the magazine flopped and Dykstra is flat broke and reportedly living in his car. Since Dykstra is notorious for being a scumbag, it’s hard to feel bad for him.
Most recently, Dykstra was accused by a prostitute of bouncing a check and consequently called a scumbag. It’s a sad fall from grace for one of my favorite Phillies from my youth, but really not surprising given recent events. At this point it’s just waiting to see what happens next.