Monday, May 16, 2011

An Epic Profile

Deadspin today put up a profile about Lenny Dykstra that was written in 1994. This was back when he still played for the Phillies, and it's an absolutely epic piece. It was so obvious to anyone who paid attention who Lenny Dykstra was, even then, but so many people didn't pay attention.

I know that I link to Dykstra articles on a semi-regular basis, but there's something so quintessentially American about how he was lauded, about how money serves as its own validation. He's a one-man cautionary tale for an entire culture.

Like I said, the profile is terrific, terrific reading, and it's here.

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