Not six weeks out of prison and Lenny Dykstra is wasting no time raising funds for what we hope is another billion dollar business venture or bid to reclaim Wayne Gretzky’s house. If you can get yourself to White Plains this weekend, you won’t be disappointed. Read more »

Despite reports that he was going to be released in time for Father’s Day, Nails actually ended up saying good-bye to his friends at the Victorville Federal Correctional Complex yesterday afternoon. Read more »

They say that’s the only way Dykstra* will learn that in our society, you can’t rip toilets and other bathroom fixtures out of the floors of foreclosed houses and sell them to a pawn shops, or bounce checks to hookers, or drop trou for the cleaning staff just because you feel like it. Read more »

Former 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. 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…In delivering the sentence, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig said the effort to steal cars showed “sophistication, planning.” Her sentence came after Dykstra’s lawyer unsuccessfully urged the court to withdraw the no contest plea. But Ulfig said Dykstra was given ample due process and he had numerous opportunities to show evidence that he was innocent. After she rejected the plea withdrawal, Dykstra addressed the court, making a rambling and repetitive speech requesting leniency. “Did I do something I’m not proud of? Yes,” Dykstra said. “Am I a criminal? No.” [LA Times, earlier]

  • 07 Nov 2011 at 10:58 AM

Lenny Dykstra Has No Idea What Anyone Is Talking About

Dykstra, in an exclusive statement to the Daily News, says that at no point had he agreed to participate in [previously announced fight versus Jose Canseco], and that Dan Herman, 26, of Chester County, whom he calls “A starf—er,” booked the fight without his consent and made up quotes in the press, including the Daily News, that Dykstra hated Canseco. Dykstra says that he doesn’t even know Canseco and has no beef with him. “I never agreed to anything,” the embattled Dykstra told us yesterday in an email. “Damon Feldman and Alki David continued to use my name to sell tickets and promote their event up until the last minute. They showed up at my door unexpected, I didn’t even know who they were,” Dykstra explained. He then showed Feldman and David an angry email he sent to Herman Wednesday night, chewing out Herman for booking the fight without his permission. By phone yesterday, Dykstra denied that Herman was ever his business manager. “If he’s my business manager, I’m a f—in’ ballerina,” he told us. [Philly, earlier]

As you may have heard, this Saturday night, Lenny Dykstra will box former co-worker Jose Canseco, in a title fight** that will be live-streamed for your viewing pleasure. Canseco was originally scheduled to go head to head with the husband of a Real Housewives cast member but “graciously” agreed to bow out after Nails “called and begged to take his place against Canseco” who, according to LD, “ruined my career by spreading lies.” All of which got us thinking– since Lenny a) is in serious need of some cash, b) not doing much these days, and c) probably looking to work out some of the aggression he feels toward people who’ve brought his life to the place it is today, perhaps he should consider fighting the other individuals who “ruined” things for him? Read more »

When Lenny Dykstra began a downward spiral several years ago, in which he went from having several million in the bank and buying Wayne Gretzky’s house to ripping bathroom fixtures out of the place and selling them at a pawn shop before meeting up with hookers to whom he bounced checks, a man named Jim Cramer took a lot of flack for a comment he’d made about LD in March 2008. Cramer told Bob Costas that of all the people Cramer knew (when he ran a hedge fund, before he got into TV), Dykstra ranked as “one of the greats” in the investing industry. Cramer seemed to stand alone in his comment– especially after Nails started shitting on the floor of his foreclosed house, prompting creditors to file a restraining order– which seemed to rival the one he’d made the same month about Bear Stearns being more than “fine.” Then today, buried in a retrospective on the life and times of Leonard K. Dykstra, who currently sits in a tiny jail cell, vindication. Read more »

Two huge wins for Jim Cramer-endorsed investor Lenny Dykstra today. Read more »