Lenny Dykstra responds to potential Mets Old-Timers’ Day snub

Lenny Dykstra could have an alternate plan for the Mets Outdated-Timers’ Day ought to he not get an invitation.

The Publish’s Mike Puma and Joel Sherman reported Tuesday that Dykstra, one of many heroes of the Mets’ 1986 World Sequence staff, might not be included among the many gamers requested to return of the franchise’s first Outdated-Timers’ Day since 1994 on Aug. 27 at Citi Discipline. Greater than 40 former Mets are anticipated to attend.

A membership supply had informed The Publish that the Mets could withhold an invitation to the 58-year-old Dykstra due to “numerous points.” The previous heart fielder has handled quite a few points since retiring — together with monetary troubles, run-ins with the legislation and a really public feud with former teammate and present SNY analyst Ron Darling, who is anticipated to be on the Outdated-Timers’ Day. Dykstra has additionally been accused of creating disparaging remarks, about girls, blacks, and homosexuals.

Dykstra responded to The Publish’s story on Twitter through a reply that included a GIF of a smug and strutting “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan from his NWO days and the caption: “@Lenny Dykstra You must present up with Wally Backman like ….” Dykstra then provided the concept of a distinct kind of get along with, him, Backman and fellow ’86 teammates Doc Gooden, Darryl Strawberry and Kevin Mitchell

Lenny Dykstra walks by the Mets’ 1986 World Sequence trophy in 2016.
Paul J. Bereswill

“Might you think about if me, Wally, Doc, Straw and Mitch all simply stated ‘f–ok that’ and as a substitute partied within the parking zone with followers?”

Dykstra, who was drafted by the Mets within the thirteenth spherical in 1981, spent five-plus seasons in Queens from 1985-89 earlier than ending his profession with the Phillies. He slashed .289/.350/.413 with the Mets and hit crucial residence runs through the Mets’ run to the 1986 World Sequence title.


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