Blog Entry

Dykstra bailed out by Charlie Sheen

Posted on: April 26, 2011 12:40 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2011 3:49 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Of course he was.

I'm a firm believer in the adage that you are the people with whom you associate, so it's no shock that Lenny Dykstra and Charlie Sheen are buddies.

After Dykstra was held on $150,000 bail for almost a week on bankruptcy fraud charges, Sheen fronted $22,500 to bail him out, according to TMZ.com .

Dykstra, 48, was jailed on April 14 for unrelated charges of theft, when it was discovered he was embezzling from his bankruptcy estate, which is a federal offense. Upon filing for bankruptcy in 2009, Dykstra said he owed over $31 million but only had about $50,000 in assets. After filing, Dykstra allegedly stole or destroyed $400,000 worth of property from the estate -- which was supposed to be used to pay off creditors.

Dykstra played 12 seasons in the majors, split between the Phillies and Mets. He was a three-time All-Star and finished second in MVP voting in 1993 -- he hit .305 with a .420 on-base percentage and scored 143 runs. He was 30, but unfortunately that was his last fully healthy season, as he only played a combined 186 games over the next three years before retiring. He was initially a very successful businessman upon retirement, but things changed significantly for him between 2006 and 2009.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.


Comments

Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Dykstra bailed out by Charlie Sheen

Boo Hoo -  I hope My Uncle, Mr Federal Prosecutor throws the book at him - It takes a real mutt to destroy the only property you have left to pay your creditors...like its their fault he can't manage money...  I refuse to feel bad for people with self-inflicted diseases - especially when the responsible ones get to pay for it...   Maybe your uncle Charlie will hook him up with your Aunt Heidi's lady Friends....   then he'll be Winning



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: April 26, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Dykstra bailed out by Charlie Sheen

LOL!

Dykstra Winning!

Enough said!



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Dykstra bailed out by Charlie Sheen

Yes, I fixed it because he was correct it was a mistake. I'm sorry about that and I'm not happy about it one bit. In fact, I'm angry with myself because that shouldn't happen. Implying I should get fired for it was a bit much, though. That's like saying a baseball player should get cut when he makes an error.

- Matt



Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: April 26, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Dykstra bailed out by Charlie Sheen

Re to "YouDummy"
If Dykstra was your Uncle why are you making comments on a CBS discussion forum about it? Seems to me that if you were, in fact, family it wouldn't really matter what anyone says. And maybe if you weren't so busy reading about your "Uncle's" rants on a website it would have been you bailing him out instead of Charlie Sheen. Maybe you're just not in the circle of trust, dude.



Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Dykstra bailed out by Charlie Sheen

I'm a firm believer that writers who use misplaced modifiers/dangling participles shouldn't get paid. Check out the third paragraph of this story.


Posted on: April 26, 2011 12:40 pm Edited on: April 26, 2011 3:49 pm Seems, RJ, at least the guy reads and takes suggestions.  Now it's just that tougher writing thing.



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Dykstra bailed out by Charlie Sheen

That's weird because Lenny is my uncle too and he says he hates all of his nephews but me.


YouDummy
Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:59 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Dykstra bailed out by Charlie Sheen

@ RJ_McClure:  Isn’t it the proofreader or editors job to make sure those things are in check? Not the writers?  I’m a firm believer in not being pompous, as your statement suggests.



Since: Feb 26, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:55 pm
 

Dykstra bailed out by Charlie Sheen

No one cares how he forms his sentences and paragraphs... C'mon!!!  



Since: May 23, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Dykstra bailed out by Charlie Sheen

I'm a firm believer that writers who use misplaced modifiers/dangling participles shouldn't get paid. Check out the third paragraph of this story. Was Sheen "held on $150,000 bail for almost a week on bankruptcy charges," as your language suggests? Great writing.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com