We don't blame him, of course, given that Nails' run of bad luck is all his fault, but this seems a bit shady. A tipster informs us that an article on TheStreet.com entitled "Lenny 'Nails' Dykstra, the Next Meriwether?"--posted yesterday--is no longer available. It's behind a subscription wall so it's never been available to us (the only thing over at that joint we'd pay for is the opportunity to outsmart the markets alongside Ron Insana) but now it appears as though the story has been removed entirely. Surely there's an explanation for this. Whether it's "technical difficulties" or an attempt by the TSC founder to minimize the fallout from anotherfailed bold call is the question. If anyone has anything to get off his chest, please do so at this time (and yes, LD, you can call us collect).
Update: No word from TSC or JC but the following was apparently the post in question, which we're reprinting without permission. Doesn't really seem that offensive to us, though the "position" is a nice burn.
Lenny 'Nails' Dykstra, the Next Meriwether?
7/8/2009 5:15 PM EDT
A blast from the past, but I saw this today after reading speculation about past claims -- according to ESPN:
"Lenny Dykstra, the former star center fielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
"The 46-year-old has no more than $50,000 of assets and between $10 million and $50 million of liabilities, according to a petition filed Tuesday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of California..."
I wonder if he'll come back to us with more deep in the money LEAP plays that go 64 for 64 or if we should split our checks between him and Meriwether?
Position: Short Dykstra rookie card