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Lenny Dykstra is a free man

Jun 21, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

Former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears Los Angeles Superior court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California Reuters

While there is a lower class I am in it; while there is a criminal element I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free!

Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been released from prison in California after serving time for bankruptcy fraud. Federal Bureau of Prisons records show the 50-year-old has been freed. A message left for his attorney Christopher Dybwad was not immediately returned Friday.

Somewhere in California right now Lenny Dykstra is trying to convince someone of something. It could be anything from a real estate deal to what they should order for dinner. But whatever it is, that person is thinking “well, he seems like such a nice guy, I suppose …”

  1. bougin89 - Jun 21, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Excellent addition to society.

  2. anthonyverna - Jun 21, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Maybe he’s trying to convince Jamie-Lynn Sigler that he’s innocent.

  3. fanofevilempire - Jun 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Best of luck nails, I hope you stay straight.

  4. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jun 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    6 1/2 months of a 3 year term. Did he share a cell with George Bluth Sr.?

    • heyblueyoustink - Jun 21, 2013 at 6:26 PM

      No, he’s just in California and that’s just how it goes.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jun 21, 2013 at 6:32 PM

        What’s the going rate for homicide? A small fine and community service? Not to get political, but it’s a good thing we keep those dangerous pot users locked up!

      • heyblueyoustink - Jun 21, 2013 at 6:50 PM

        I used this reference in an earlier post on Dykstra.

        Read the dossier, the acts of an inherently evil man. For a single person who had no kind of following or help, just look at the crimes committed. Look at the victims, the ages, the savagery of his methods, and consider this:

        After 23 years, if not for lymphoma, he would still be alive in a California prison today, getting three squares and a bed, and still trying to appeal his sentence down. Especially if you read his excerpts from the trial, over two decades he remained a ward in the state of California.

        So really, nothing would surprise me in the law enforcement and judicial processes out there.

      • tanzkommandant - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

        Few things disturb me, but that is indeed one of them. It’s always interesting how these cowards begin showing their true colours when their own death becomes a reality.

  5. jhb64 - Jun 21, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    He will wind up back in jail

  6. tanzkommandant - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    His lawyer’s name is Dybwad?

  7. schmedley69 - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    I remember that time he convinced Mark Wohlers to throw him a fastball in the 10th inning of game 5 of the ’93 NLCS.

  8. 13arod - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    I will give him a week topps before he goes back

    • Anoesis - Jun 22, 2013 at 1:14 AM

      Topps has a penitentiary series now? What kind of gum do those come with?

      • anxovies - Jun 22, 2013 at 8:31 AM

        Don’t chew it, there might be a file in it.

  9. drpaisley - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Week and a half Donruss.

    • pjmitch - Jun 22, 2013 at 12:16 AM

      Awesome! Love it.

  10. junglerat524 - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    He’ll be back in court within the year. Count on it. He’s a toad.

  11. badintent - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    He’ll end up a personal advisor to Wilpon. scum attracts scum. They got some nice swamp land in College Point near Citibank to sell ya.

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