In his own words on Colin Cowherd’s show “The Herd” Former Met and Phillie Lenny Dykstra dropped a bomb when admitted he blackmailed umpires into getting better calls at the plate by using a private investigation team to get the dirt on the umps.
“It wasn’t a coincidence, do you think, that I led the league in walks the next two years, was it?” Dykstra asks Cowherd. “Fear does a lot to a man.” “I said, ‘I need these umpires [to help me at the plate],’ so what do I do? I just pulled a half-million bucks out and hired a private investigation team,” Dykstra says. “Their blood is just as red as ours. Some of them like women, some of them like men, some of them gamble.”
The one word that comes to mind with Lenny Dykstra is…crazy…who would think to get dirt on people they work with to gain a edge on ball and strikes …This is embarrassing to anyone who played baseball at any level whether it’s stick ball hardball softball minor league baseball. Seriously!