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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Sad Decline of Lenny Dykstra

The former Mets' and Phillies' star faces 12 years in prison for a variety of charges.

Yes, of course, he's innocent until proven guilty, but this guy's had more problems than are contained in the average problem set given to chemical engineering majors in their thermodynamics class.

The difference is that the engineers are getting trained to solve those problems, while Lenny seems to be out of moves.

It has to be such a high, playing Major League Baseball at such a high level. Everyone wants you, seeks you out, you're making huge sums at a young age, and you are sitting atop the world. But unless you have another skill set that can elevate you to that same perch after you're done playing, how do you deal with the fact that you're not drawing close to the same compensation and you're not in demand the way you used to be? That has to be difficult for anyone to deal with, and the way the world is we read more about the declines than the guys who go back to relatively "normal" lives in the same world in which we live. I'd like to hear both stories -- the stories of the coping and the stories of the struggles, because all that glitters is not gold forever.


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Dykstra played for the New York Mets during the late 1980s before playing for the Philadelphia Phillies during the early 1990s. that's the reason he is one of the best and most respect Major League Baseball center fielder. !

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