Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bankruptcy Need Not Ruin a Man

 


Good for Dan Patrick, and good for Lenny Dykstra to illustrate this point:



Former Met and Phillie Lenny Dyktrajoined the show to discuss his financial problems. Here are some of his takes


-- Dykstra says his magazine The Players Club is going on as strong as ever.


-- Dykstra said that people came for job interviews just so they could sue him and make some money.


-- Dan asked Dykstra how many lawsuits have been filed against him. "Doesn't matter, they are all worthless," Dykstra said. "Every one of those lawsuits I'll beat."


Dykstra says he's not worried about the people coming after him for money.


"Bottom line is people pile on," Dykstra said. "That's why I did an '11.'"



Yes, yes they do. When I was forced to file bankruptcy in 1996, it was the culmination of being sued, being put in minimum security prison for a trumped-up insider trading charge, and the Clintonian economy, which wasn't really that good, kiddos.


Dykstra went on to explain to Patrick, whois a far better broadcaster than anyone you see on television right now, up to and including, and especiallythe evil Mr. Olbermann, who knows he's not as good as Dan Patrick, that what's going on is not what it seems:



-- Dykstra said that he still has the house and the plane. But then Dan asked why was there no furniture in his house when HBO showed up with cameras."Just remember dude, everything isn't what it appears," Dykstra said.


-- Dykstra said that he's going through a divorce, and he hopes his finances turn around after that is done.


-- Dykstra says that he's still giving financial advice and every tip he's given has actually worked out.


-- Dykstra says he had 20 offers to do reality shows last year. He didn't want to do one because he thought they would try to take him down. Now that he's at the bottom, he plans to do one. Dan asked what it would be about. "Reality," Dykstra answered.


-- Dan asked Lenny if he was angry. "Angry with what? I win. I always win," Dykstra said.


-- Dykstra says he only sleeps twice a week.


-- "Bottom line is, it's the last man standing that wins," Dykstra said.



That's true. I have somewhere around five or six homes, and half of them don't have furniture in them. The other half have piles and piles of furniture that is thirty years old. Do you know what it's like to still have all of the funky, then-fashionable swinging Sixties furniture that Father had in his love nests? At one point, Father had love nests on virtually every continent. I haven't been to Antarctica. I wouldn't want to bet that there isn't an apartment building in a fashionable part of town down there where Father has a cooing little fashion model down there.


Hang in there, Lenny Dykstra, and learn from my example. I'm still standing. I'm a fantastic lover, a world class raconteur, a blue water sailor, a thinker, a doer, and a blogger without peer.

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