Yesterday, former Phillies and Mets chaw-spewer Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to an additional six and a half months in jail — he was already serving a three-year sentence handed down in March for grand theft auto and filing false financial reports — because he assaulted two jail officials. (He'd also gotten an additional nine months for indecent exposure.) That should get him out of jail in roughly 2016, if he doesn't do anything else wrong.
We don't mean to pile on Lenny, if just because he does such a good job of it himself. We just feel that any time you have the opportunity to show the HBO video of CNBC's Jim Cramer (also a former columnist for this magazine) calling Dykstra "one of the all-time greats" of inventing, you sort of have to do it.
Jim Cramer still has a television show, by the way. We always feel like that video is a pretty good time capsule piece on why everything collapsed and why we probably had it coming.
For a walk through the archive of Dykstra madness, Deadspin's Lenny Dykstra tag does the trick.