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The lessons in Lenny Dykstra flameout

Beyond the tabloid headlines, his story is sad. Perhaps we should learn from it.

Originally Published: May 27, 2011
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

Given the dizzying, still-accelerating magnitude of the flameout that ex-baseball star Lenny Dykstra has been on for the past two years, this was almost predictable: The man who bailed Dykstra out of jail a few weeks ago, according to a TMZ.com report, was Charlie Sheen, his SoCal pal, sometime business partner and fellow famous person run amok.

Of course Sheen would be the one to come flying to Dykstra's aid after he languished behind bars in California for a week because, as TMZ also ...

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