Raise Your Hand If You're A Former Met Who Owes Back Taxes

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At this rate, the '86 Mets will be known more for fielding a team of future legal disasters than beating the Red Sox. Lenny Dykstra teammate Ron Darling is reportedly about $544k short of being considered square with various state and federal agencies. The three batters Darling needs to retire are the IRS for $446.5k owed, the State of New York for $12.5k and the State of California for $85k. But there may be at least a ray of hope for the right-hander. Assuming he hasn't done so already, recent transactions in the increasingly liquid market for '86 World Series rings suggest a solid $50k of debt could be wiped off the books pretty quickly.

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