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Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra: I blackmailed closeted umpires

Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra: I blackmailed closeted umpires
Lenny Dykstra
Lenny Dykstra

In an interview with The Herd with Colin Cowherd, former MLB player Lenny Dykstra dropped some major bombshells about how he used homophobia and blackmail to get ahead in the league.

He says he spent half a million bucks hiring private investigators to dig up any dirt he could on umpires, and some of that dirt happened to be of the man-on-man variety.

“Their blood’s just as red as ours, some of them like women, some of them like men, some of them gamble … some of them do whatever.”

Dykstra’s scumbag tactics got him what he wanted, and he gloated to Cowherd about the results:

“It wasn’t a coincidence that I led the league in walks the next few years, was it?”

According to TMZ Sports, he certainly did. Dykstra led the league in walks in 1993, and says that umpires would often shrink the strike zone for him during his at-bats in the ’90s.

In fact, Dykstra has a longstanding history of criminal activity, racism, and homophobia.

You can watch the interview below.

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