Lenny Dykstra Claims He Hired Private Investigators To Track Umps, So He’d Draw More Walks

Sports and Bets — October 27, 2015 at 4:56 pm by

It’s hard to believe that well-documented scumbag Lenny Dykstra is telling the truth here, but he did see his walks skyrocket from 1992 to 1993. During the 1992 season, Dykstra walked 40 times in 392 plate appearances, which averages out to walking 10.2% of the time. In 1993, he lead the National League with 129 walks in 773 plate appearances, which averages out to walking 16.7% of the time. Digging up dirt on umpires to get a smaller strike zone really is an ingenious idea, so I’m crossing my fingers that this story is legit. You gotta take every competitive edge you can find on the field. Intimidating umpires, taking steroids, and loading up on enough chewing tobacco to give a fully grown elephant an adrenaline boost are just examples of being a crafty player. All in the game, yo, all in the game.

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via The Big Lead

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