I've been late in posting emails, my apologies. I've gotten plenty.
Here are the highlights.
Most emails were about my interview with Lenny Dykstra.Daris R. wrote
:"So sick of rich people that don't pay their bills and still live rich, and often very conspicuously so. Sounds like his financial statement last year was fraudulent and he should be in jail. Clearly not enough cell space for this type of crime, though. Hope he didn't screw too many people that couldn't afford it out of their money."
Sam M.:"Too bad about Lenny (Nails), I was always a fan of his but I think he let his ego get the best of him."
David in Portland:"Lenny speaks out of both sides of the mouth! His promise to refinance in 2 months for a lower payment/rate is beyond funny, especially for somebody with his financial savvy!"
Lou L:"I was a big fan when he played on the '93 Phillies team. Very sad to see his current state of affairs. He seems so confused during the interview. He has made some very bad financial decisions and has no one to blame but himself. How much money does this guy need? He should have kept the car wash business. If you gave this guy a billion dollars I am sure that he would squander it away. The old saying is true. A fool and his money go separate ways."
Kerry H.:"I knew him when I was covering the minor leagues in Mississippi. If I had to bet on any of those guys who would crash and burn in a big way, it would have been Lenny. I just didn't figure on him rising and falling so often or so far...Most of the athletes I know, both successful guys and guys who washed out in the minors, are still trying to hold onto the past in some way. They're coaching at jobs that don't pay anything or running "baseball camps." It's sad. Here's the story idea: Why doesn't MLB take some of the money they make and actually create a school for these guys so they can learn how to handle money? Geez, even just give them a radio and let them listen to Dave Ramsey once in awhile. MLB treats players like pieces of meat. Then you get a guy like Lenny who gets lucky, overextends himself, and looks like a fool. There are probably more Lennys out there, on a smaller scale."
David M.:"I would have been scared as hell to interview him, so intense. He was like a hyena surrounded by lions trying to fight is way out. You were so well prepared. You did as well as anyone could to get a straight story out of the guy. I think his goose is cooked in regard to his Player Club Magazine, how could anyone trust him for financial advice now that he has filed for bankruptcy (I mean reorganization)?"
Gary L: "Wow, is he full of it."
Meantime, is Goldman Sachs secretly running the Treasury Dept? Reader Rick A. thought so, but here's what happened when he tried to have T-shirts made using this new logo he created: