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Deadspin HOF Nominee: Lenny Dykstra

Our second nominee of the day is as close a representation as you'll find of the lunacy that led none of you to have jobs. Other than Yankee Stadium, anyway.

I am so rarely right about anything, so I hope you'll forgive me here, but: I was onto Lenny Dykstra from the get-go. (Genius! I was the only person who noticed something was seriously wrong. Sure! Only one!)


It actually wasn't that long that The New Yorker and Bernard Goldberg were extolling Dykstra's genius, with a total straight face. Because this was the one horrible moment in world history that people listened to Jim Cramer. (Never listen to a New York magazine columnist unless their name is Kurt Anderson, John Heilemann or Chris Smith.) Now, of course, Dykstra has been revealed as a fraud, as well as a guy who actually uses the word "spearchuckers."

Even poor Bernie Goldberg has has turned on him. Oh, and he's taking all his son's money too. Still: It's possible he's eligible for TARP funding.


But is it it enough to get him in the Hall of Fame? Seventy five percent is the threshold for induction. Vote below: Polls will be open through the weekend.


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