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October 29, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
LENNY DYKSTRA needs a new shtick. On Tuesday, Nails told Fox's Colin Cowherd that while playing for the Phillies he blackmailed umpires during the 1993 season in which he led the majors in walks. He also said that in 1990 - his second season with the Phightins - he began talking steroids prescribed by a "hillbilly doctor. " Hmmm. Not really news, considering he said the same things to Mike Missanelli last year. So why rehash it with Cowherd? Well, Lenny said he's writing a book so maybe he's seeking a little publicity.
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July 7, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The line inside the Chester County Book Company numbered more than 100, snaking around the inside of the store, and when Lenny Dykstra arrived at 7:15 Tuesday night, he came in through the back door, and the people parted for him. He sat down at a mahogany table in the middle of the store, and some of the people applauded. Wearing a coral-colored golf shirt, khakis, a beige "U.S. Open 2002" baseball cap, and a graying mustache, he had finished a radio interview in Old City at 5:45, then hopped in the back of a town car to fight traffic to this shopping development in West Chester.
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March 5, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein, LOS ANGELES TIMES
LOS ANGELES - Former Phillies and New York Mets star and financial guru Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to three years in state prison on Monday, after a judge rejected a last-ditch effort to change his no contest plea and fight the charges. Dykstra, who faced up to a four-year sentence, must serve his time in state prison. He had pleaded no contest to grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement in connection with a scheme to use somebody else's paperwork to steal or lease several new cars, according to court records.
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April 4, 1995 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Did the baseball strike torture anyone more thoroughly than Lenny Dykstra? The missed paychecks and months of inactivity clawed at the Phillies' restless centerfielder, forced him to question his loyalties. Surely it would be a transforming experience. Surely he would be a changed man when it ended. Yeah, and Kato Kaelin enrolled at the Sorbonne minutes after leaving the witness stand. Once a Dude, apparently, always a Dude. "Hey, Joey, bring me a cup of coffee, will you?" Dykstra yelled good- naturedly at assistant equipment manager Joe Dunn shortly after bopping into the Phillies' locker room yesterday for the first time in nearly eight months.
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August 18, 1992 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the Phillies, the signs of hard times are everywhere this gloomy August. Except for the standings, however, few signs are as revealing as this one: The number of players the Phils have used this season (46) is rapidly approaching the number of games they have won (49). Outfielder Braulio Castillo became the 46th Phillie yesterday when he was summoned from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace the injured Lenny Dykstra on the roster. The 24-year-old Castillo was en route from Richmond, Va., where the Red Barons were playing, to Philadelphia when last night's Phillies-Reds game became the Phils' third rainout in a week.
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March 7, 1998 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Terry Francona was the picture of cool as he kicked back in his office chair for his daily meeting with reporters yesterday morning. The Phillies' manager casually breezed through a few early questions, the answers rolling off his tongue freely and easily. His relaxed demeanor changed, however, when the center-field battle between Lenny Dykstra and Doug Glanville was brought up. Suddenly, his smiling face was clenched as tightly as a fist. He picked up a black pen and began doodling nervously on a yellow legal pad. He squeezed that pen tighter and tighter with each question.
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August 25, 1993 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Life isn't easy when you're The Run Machine. When you roll those runs off the assembly line the way Lenny Dykstra has this year, people come to expect things, you see. They don't expect there are ever going to be nights like Monday - when The Run Machine went 0 for 6, when The Run Machine failed to score for the third game in a row, when the Phillies (not coincidentally) failed to win for the third game in a row. They don't expect stuff like that from Lenny Dykstra anymore.
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December 12, 1995 | By Laura Genao, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A simple handshake and some baseball chat with a ballplayer has become a complicated legal issue for Chester County Court Judge Robert Shenkin, who presided over a zoning appeal filed by Lenny Dykstra for a proposed car wash. The few minutes of conversation followed a hearing last Tuesday in Chester County Court. Reports about it incited neighbors of the proposed Tredyffrin car wash to call upon the judge to remove himself from the case. Members of the Old Forge Crossing Condominium Association oppose the car wash.
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May 19, 1996 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Numbers go only so far. According to the calculator, each of the 162 games on a major-league team's schedule counts for six-tenths of 1 percent of the regular season. That's the math. The truth is, every season is punctuated by games that mean a whole lot more than that. The Phillies' 7-2 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday night was one of those games. It was the Phillies' third straight loss, for one thing; it dropped them below .500 (20-21) for the first time since April 23, when they were 9-10.
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July 23, 1997 | By Anika M. Scott, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After 18 months of waiting, Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has encountered another roadblock to the construction of a much-disputed car wash in Devon. In an executive session last week, township supervisors voted, 7-2, to appeal Chester County Court Judge Robert Shenkin's decision of June 30 to allow Dykstra to build the car wash at Valley Forge and Swedesford Roads. Shenkin's ruling, which contained restrictions that the township could impose on the car wash, overturned the township zoning board's December 1995 decision to deny Dykstra the variances he needs to go ahead with his plans.
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July 7, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The line inside the Chester County Book Company numbered more than 100, snaking around the inside of the store, and when Lenny Dykstra arrived at 7:15 Tuesday night, he came in through the back door, and the people parted for him. He sat down at a mahogany table in the middle of the store, and some of the people applauded. Wearing a coral-colored golf shirt, khakis, a beige "U.S. Open 2002" baseball cap, and a graying mustache, he had finished a radio interview in Old City at 5:45, then hopped in the back of a town car to fight traffic to this shopping development in West Chester.
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July 1, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
MISS TEEN USA is dropping the swimsuit competition. The Miss Universe Organization announced Wednesday that gawking at teenage girls in swimsuits didn't fit with the pageant's mission to promote education and "active, purposeful lives. " So instead of wearing swimsuits, the young contestants will now wear athletic wear. But hopefully not those new Nike tennis dresses. The elimination of swimsuits is welcome news for 2015 Miss Teen USA Katherine Haik of Louisiana. The 16-year-old fought to have the swimsuit competition eliminated because it sexualized teenage girls.
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June 20, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
The NBA Finals will conclude on Sunday, Father's Day, an ironic end date for what has become a Mother's Day sport. Though one 2013 study suggested the trend may at last be abating, pro basketball, for a variety of complex sociological reasons, is played disproportionately by young men who never had dads in their lives. That's why, when there's a McMansion to be gifted or a postgame shout-out to be made, the NBA parent who typically gets the call is mom. Maybe a more fitting fare for Father's Day would be Game 7 of the World Series.
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March 29, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The news from Clearwater late last week jarred my memory. In five short months, without seeing him manage a single game that counted, Matt Klentak decided he wanted to see more of Pete Mackanin. Klentak, the Phillies' 35-year-old general manager, sat next to Mackanin, the 64-year-old Chicago native who had waited a lifetime for the opportunity to become a big-league manager without an interim label, as the team revealed its biggest news of spring training. The Phillies tore up the contract that did not guarantee Mackanin anything beyond this season and gave him one that takes him through next season with a club option for 2018.
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November 25, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
FORMER PHILLIE Lenny Dykstra is filing another lawsuit. This time, according to TMZ, he's claiming suffered brain damage when he was allegedly beaten by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies while serving time for grand theft auto. Lenny's asking for a cool $15 million. Dykstra claims that in April 2012, six sheriff's deputies slammed his head against the wall and broke several of his teeth. A sheriff's spokesman is on record as saying officers had to restrain Dykstra after he became aggressive.
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October 29, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
LENNY DYKSTRA needs a new shtick. On Tuesday, Nails told Fox's Colin Cowherd that while playing for the Phillies he blackmailed umpires during the 1993 season in which he led the majors in walks. He also said that in 1990 - his second season with the Phightins - he began talking steroids prescribed by a "hillbilly doctor. " Hmmm. Not really news, considering he said the same things to Mike Missanelli last year. So why rehash it with Cowherd? Well, Lenny said he's writing a book so maybe he's seeking a little publicity.
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July 23, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THIS WEEK'S soaring temps brought to mind some sizzling Philly sports memories. Like the time Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra started to argue with late umpire Eric Gregg during a sweltering exhibition game in Florida. "Lenny, I know exactly what you want me to do," Gregg is reported to have said. "You want me to run you out of this game. If I got to stay in this heat, you got to stay in this heat, so it doesn't matter what you call me, how many times you call me, I'm not running you out of this game.
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February 16, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Pitchers, catchers, and a bunch of guys the Phillies spent the offseason trying to trade will report to spring training Thursday. Contrary to popular belief, this team is going to be a contender. No, they are not going to be in the National League East race or even fighting for one of the league's two wild-card spots. They will, however, compete for the title of the Most Awkward Spring Training in franchise history. If you think that's an easy pursuit, you must have forgotten some of the absurd things that have happened in the past under the palm trees in Clearwater, Fla. Sure, that first Ryan Howard news conference of the spring is going to be uncomfortable for both him and the media.
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September 13, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
In the dead of a spring night in 1991, Lenny Dykstra left a bachelor party, slipped behind the wheel of a luscious-lips-red Mercedes-Benz, and - with Darren Daulton sitting next to him, with Dykstra's blood-alcohol level already having left Pennsylvania's legal standard for drunkenness in the dust - crashed the car into a pair of trees. Teammates on the Phillies at the time, Dykstra and Daulton were lucky to have walked away from the accident, let alone to play baseball again, and the incident created a dilemma for the man charged with determining Dykstra's fate in the sport.
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July 3, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
THE YEAR was 1996. The first full season after baseball's debilitating strike. The Philadelphia Phillies, the last full 162-game season National League champions, sent out a roster of well-regarded thirtysomethings - some holdovers from '93, some not. It was hoped that Benito Santiago, Gregg Jefferies and Todd Zeile would refresh the team that had stumbled in the two previous seasons pockmarked by a baseball strike, a team that still included Darren...
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