Dykstra v. Dykstra

You know you’re not livin’ right when your own brother sues you:

Former professional baseball player Lenny “Nails” Dykstra refused to pay his brother a 10 percent stake in car wash partnerships that the outfielder sold for more than $50 million, Kevin Dykstra claims in Superior Court.

Lenny allegedly convinced Kevin to give up a career as a major league umpire to manage three California-based car wash partnerships in exchange for a share of Lenny’s 75 percent interest in the stores.

I don’t remember Kevin Dykstra ever actually making the Majors as an umpire, so I Googled him and all I could find were references to him as a minor league ump. Found this, though. Kevin’s comments after Len Dykstra’s DUI accident back in 1991:

“It’s probably the worst I’ve ever seen him,” Kevin, a 23-year-old minor league umpire, said from his home in Florida. “He’s my favorite player, my hero. And I always thought, just like him, that nothing could happen to him. When I first saw him, I couldn’t believe it. He was in so much pain.”

Kevin Dykstra says he noticed something else, too: “I could just tell the way he acted that he’s gotten, I don’t know, a little softer.”

Revenge is a dish best served cold, Kevin. You called your big brother “soft” eighteen years ago. You thought he wasn’t paying attention, but now you know he was. I hope that comment was worth it to you, dear brother, for now it has cost you millions!! Bwahahahahah!!!

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