So, I reached out to Lenny Dykstra about being on our podcast along with many other people, such as:

He prolly didn’t respond because I had a typo. Stupid Siri! I said one on! What the hell is coming on on?! “Here lies Grey, Siri ruined his life.” Unless Barack just didn’t want to talk about the White Sox and jinx them after I said they were my preseason favorite for the World Series. You can’t jinx Dylan Cease, Barack, you should know that! Any hoo! I continued to reach out to people. Barack was not going to allow me to get down on myself, like Cougs asks me to get down on her while pretending to be Barack! No, sir, Siri! I was going to fight through our country’s most difficult time by reaching out to another great American in America, Lenny Dykstra:

So, then we went back and forth for about two weeks trying to figure out a time that worked for everyone, and eventually that led to what you’re about to hear on today’s Patreon podcast. What. A. Joy. Behar. It. Is. Not. You thought I was stopping after “What a joy,” didn’t you? Don’t try to pigeonhole me into making sense! It is merely the first part of our Lenny Dykstra conversation, hopefully more is to come, because we have more questions to ask. Some of the potential questions for next time are discussed. They are definitely, “NAILS.” We also talk at length about baseball returning in July and what it will mean for the universal DH. If you have any celebrities you want me to try to reach out to, let me know in the comments here or on Patreon and I will do my best. If you have any questions for Lenny for our next podcast with him, you can leave that too.

To hear this podcast and more, click this Patreon Podcast link to subscribe for $5, every bit helps. Also, you can help us by subscribing to our Ad-free site. Enjoy the show!

 

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Really great podcast, though I reserve judgement until the end of the season to say it’s the Pantheon of the Patreon!!!

    a. So, first off, really enjoyed the podcast!!! Yes, I managed to buy in. Don’t know how, except when I went to type in my postal code instead of typing in my Canadian zip code (when I failed last time) I typed in my Croatian zip code. And Frank Voila, it worked! It reminds me of when mail which was supposed to go to Croatia from my sister in Mableton, Georgia arrived in Virginia. Yes, Henrico, Virginia and my parents’ place in Croatia share the same zip code – 23231! So the mail went Mableton, GA – Henrico, VA (The head of the postal office there was angry and asking why this mail is here, she recorded all of her wrath on the actual package so it has some historical value if Henrico ever gets some historical value!) – my parents’ place.

    b. Lenny, can’t wait for part 2. Donkey Teeth was wrong on the 10% that Dykstra would answer but almost right with the final result.

    c. What to say about the content! I agree with DT – Ragnarok is awesome. You need to watch it. Can’t wait for Normal People and if you like Normal People you will love the Korean show Crash Landing on You! So awesome.

    d. MLB quote of the day for June 12, 1980

    ‘Playing baseball is not real life. It’s a fantasy world…It’s a dream come true.’

    Dale Bryan Murphy, aka one of the best Mormons to play the game. Played his whole career with the Braves. Also he is not going to the HOF. 1, 2, 3,……ahhh!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Donkey Teeth

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      a. Thanks, Ante!
      b. Honestly, I was shocked when he actually answered.
      c. Yes, Ragnarok was so good. We binged Normal People over the weekend, can’t say I liked it as much as Grey. I give it a 6/10.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        6?! Are you heartless?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A six, we’re over, that’s a wrapatreon!

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            You’ll be back in bad with me in a few days, you’re a normal people!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry, I’m now with the awful guy who hits me in bed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I appreciate that, Ante, and thanks for subscribing!

      A. Haha, you thought you were in Canada?

      B. Haha, yes, it’s impressive he answered, less impressive he stayed on for 10 seconds

      C. Normal People is amazing, you should watch with your wife, do you guys do that?

      D. Awesome!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        a. Ok, on the Canada thing, here was my logic. What is the answer to all of these questions (there’s only one answer).

        1. What is in the north of America?
        2. What is the 51st state?
        3. Why are people in the Tampa / Orlando GMA are angry on April 10 because the temperature is ONLY 75?

        The answer…Canada. So I thought quoting a Canadian zip code would make it easier for the ‘puter to understand. I was wrong, ‘puter wanted my current location’s zip code. I gave ‘puter what ‘puter wanted.

        b. We watch. We like The Bletchely Circle (2 seasons), Miss Fisher’s Mystery Murders (Australian, 3 seasons), Money Heist and Crash Landing on You. She likes British, crime, thrillers with some drama. She doesn’t like blood and guts. I was hurt she didn’t want to watch season 2 of Dark after I found it and blew 6.88 GB on the 8-episode season 2.

        c. Tomorrow’s quote…Goose Gossage for sure!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. I bet it recognizes your IP and wanted it to line up to that

          B. Ooh, you should watch Line of Duty with her, she’ll like — British and crime

          C. Yes!

          • galica says:
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            Grey!!!

            Eagerly awaiting Season 6 of Line of Duty. We loved that one. And then everyone who loved those loved ….Hinterland, Shetland, etc. There’s literally about 20 similar-type tv series – watched all of them. She like all tv series with an Agatha Christie-motif. Also Mrs. America maybe good for her, I’ll try. Subs are off by 1 second, she’ll probably say she can’t watch it. Will let you know.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mrs. America is kinda meh — suffering thru it for Cougs

              • galica says:
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                Grey!!!

                Surprised no one picked up on Napierville, IL. I didn’t google it, but with my knowledge of French I am guessing that Napierville got its name from…

                a. A French explorer named Napier
                b. Towns in French are called ‘ville’s

                Hence Napierville, the city named after the famous French explorer.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • galica says:
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                  Grey!

                  Of course I’m wrong. It is actually Naperville, just plain old Joseph Naper and then Naperville, duh. Easy.

                  Cheers,
                  Ante

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Still not convinced a naper isn’t a thing

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh my god, Donkey Teeth is French!

  2. Donjuan says:
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    Please reach out to Elon. Ask about baseball on Mars.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Good call!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, he’s on the list!

      • baby seal says:
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        Yes!! Extra $$ if you land Elon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe be a tough one, but I’m all for the tough lands!

  3. Cram It says:
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    I mean, you didn’t use capitalization either for the former President…but for Dykstra, sure!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Haha

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      also I think all former presidents want you to address them as Mr. President, lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, I have to feel it out whether or not I’m going to make it casual feeling or professional…Know thy audience

      • Cram It says:
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        Haha. Yeah, don’t even address him, just keep it super caszh like you’re buddies.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly! Like, “Yo, I don’t sweat you, let’s talk White Sox or whatever”

  4. krazyivan says:
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    Haha! Nice!!Great work-
    Maybe you invite Jose Canseco on and ask him to guess the exit velo of the dinger to right that bounced off his head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canseco’s been on already, that lasted just a bit longer

      • baby seal says:
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        lolol

  5. Joe says:
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    Why would you give this POS the time of day?

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      obama?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, Lenny

        • DonnieB says:
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          No,really? obama. Much more a POS.

  6. AmericanTroutfisher says:
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    About fifteen years ago I met a journalist who in his long career had interviewed dozens of celebrities, politicians, sports figures, business tycoons, and other famous people, and we got to talking and at one point he said, “You’ll never guess who I consider to be the smartest person I ever interviewed” and I was like: “Uh, Bill Gates? Toni Morrison? Bill Clinton? Carl Sagan?” and he was “Nope, nope, nope, nope” and said “Okay I give up,” and he said: “Leonard. Kyle. Dykstra.” and I was like “Whaaaaa?” and he then proceeded to describe how he’d become convinced, from spending many hours talking to Dykstra for a magazine profile, that Dykstra was, though perhaps deeply troubled, an absolute seriously impressive genius.

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      Smart and crazy are not mutually exclusive!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        This is true

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting…I’ll have to ask him some equations next time we talk

  7. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Grey!
    In 6×6 Roto league , would you trade away Baez for Eloy & Kluber ?

    Thanks man

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want the Eloy side

      • Johnny Be Good says:
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        Thanks DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Zeus says:
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    How’s the slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm?

      • JDB says:
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        Stern reference – Lenny is the self-proclaimed universal master of cunnilingus

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, perfect

          • JDB says:
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            He’s had women confirm his talent – must be the lack of teeth thing

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHAHA — now there’s a question for him

  9. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    don’t know what was more pathetic obama throwing out a first pitch or the video of him working out with a shake weight………..

    • Cram It says:
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      Almost as pathetic as refusing to throw out a first pitch *ba dum tss*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shake weight? I must’ve missed that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, tbh, looks like me trying to work out

  10. Coolwhip

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    Rajai Davis – can talk about the art and philosophy of stealing bases, how short season might affect SB attempts etc, and whatever the hell else, its Rajai Freaking Daivs – The King of SAGNOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally! I should see if I can reach him

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        also… any of the cast members from Major League, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Bob Uecker, etc…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That’s a great idea about Barons!

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            Steve Sax!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Reached out to Scott Tedder

            • Coolwhip

              Coolwhip says:
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              good choice too! 2 sport guy as well.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Only guy I could find, tbh

                • Coolwhip

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                  You might also try Bill Melton and Michael Huff… Reinsdorf hand them teaching MJ how to play OF at the pro level.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Good calls! I will try

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Finding these guys is not very easy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ya know, I had Corbin Bernsen on a few years ago

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            ooo nice, maybe bring him back, haha

  11. Dave D says:
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    I’m not so sure there’s actually going to be a season. When I hear owners and players at odds about further reduction of player compensation due to empty stadiums, less revenue, I think of a labor dispute.

    “players’ anger stems primarily from the fact that the two sides already negotiated a deal which involved them agreeing to to give up 1/162nd of their base pay for each regular season game lost. The owners contend that they have the right to ask for further reductions because they will be losing gate receipts due to fan-less games, but the players are saying that wasn’t part of the agreement”

    That sounds pretty worrisome to me. It looks like everyone jumped the gun on negotiation and now there are expectations. Bad move IMO. If this season doesn’t get off the ground because of a money dispute that will be terrible. It sounds like the owners really screwed this up making an agreement too early.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If these were normal people operating with good intentions, I’d say during this shutdown they should work out a new labor contract bc that’s gonna be an issue next year too…No idea on this season, but we should know soonish now

  12. Around The Horn says:
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    My primary SB threats are S. Marte, J-Ram, Story, Baez and Acuna.

    It’s only a 6 team friends league. I have a lot of power guys already with Ketel and Starling being the weakest. With a proposed 80 game versus 100 game season, wondering if losing a handful of potential SB is worth it for JD Martinez.

    There’s one owner willing to trade JD Martinez for SB. Would you give up Starling Marte for JD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take JD

  13. The Great Knoche says:
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    Not sure he’d go for it since he’s back in the Booth now, but Mark Grace was always a little off the deep end and would probably be a solid interview.

    Also in the not all there between the ears and would make great radio department.

    Albert Belle
    Ozzie Guillen
    Nyjer Morgan
    Carlos Zambrano
    Jeff Kent
    Mitch Williams
    Rob Dibble
    Vince Coleman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good calls! Oh my God, Tony Plush! I will try to DM him now (If I can find him)

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        A great man once said, “Ahhhh…ahhhh…ahhhh. That’s it, gotta go. Ahhh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tony Plush deleted his account…Trying others now

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        A great man once said, “Ahhhh…ahhhh…ahhhh. That’s it, gotta go. Ahhh.”

  14. Jack Straw says:
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    Deep league OF speedster edition…Who would you rather:
    Delino DeShields Jr in an AL only 5×5 Roto league (10 team) or
    Tim Locastro in an NL only 5×5 Roto league (10 team)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s such a kind giving person

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Haha Magoo!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        Grimey!

  15. baby seal says:
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    Found a nice blurb on ya boy Dahl in Rosenthal’s piece today over at The Athletic…

    There are more players listed in there if you’re interested.

    (and no, I haven’t had time to listen to the Patreoncast yet!)

    The Mayo Clinic web site says, “After spleen removal, you’re more likely to contract serious or life-threatening infections.”

    Rockies outfielder David Dahl had his spleen removed in May 2015.

    While Dahl, 26, is more vulnerable to COVID-19 than your average major leaguer, he intends to play in 2020 if Major League Baseball and the players’ union reach agreement on health and safety protocols, including testing.

    The league is expected to present the union with a proposal regarding health and other matters on Tuesday. Players such as Dahl with underlying medical conditions are of particular concern. Some of those players’ conditions are known to the public. Others are not.

    “It’s definitely scary . . . my immune system is pretty bad,” Dahl says. “But I trust the medical experts, the guys with the Rockies, everyone who will be involved that if we do come back and play, we’ll be safe and taking the right precautions to make sure we aren’t at a greater risk.”

    Three players with Type 1 diabetes – Dodgers reliever Scott Alexander, Braves outfielder Adam Duvall and Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks – expressed a similar willingness to play to The Athletic, either in interviews or in comments through their agents.

    • baby seal says:
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      btw, that was the lede of the article, “Rosenthal: What players with underlying health concerns say about a possible return”

      lolol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes, I wouldn’t play if I were them, so kudos to them

      • baby seal says:
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        Don’t blame him — guy can barely stay on the field when there *isn’t* a pandemic going on!

        “It’s definitely scary . . . my immune system is pretty bad,” Dahl says.

        This explains everything!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t want to see anyone die from playing baseball, and I bet they especially don’t want to die

          • baby seal says:
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            That’s a good bet! Wonder what the odds are on that?

            Surprised you let me get 1st round value, Teoscar, in the last round!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1 to 1?

              I was waiting to get him with the last pick!

              • baby seal says:
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                Was a rhetorical question!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              BTW, we need to start another one of these immediately, right?

              • baby seal says:
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                Yes, obviously!

      • krazyivan says:
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        Yea, that sounds pathetic that ball players don’t care that much about their health. Can’t say I’m surprised though. How many College and NFL players care about concussions?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not as many that should probably

        • baby seal says:
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          Sounds like something you say when you’re young, an elite athlete, have overcome nearly every obstacle ever thrown at you on the field… I get the sentiment. Definitely not surprising and don’t think that’ll ever change.

          Things like concussions will only change over decades, with a lot of research and industry buy in. Just the way it goes… right?

          These guys want to play. I support them. We can always go back to how it is now. Have to try at some point. I’m pro trying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • krazyivan says:
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      AHHD or ADHD?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Same?

      • baby seal says:
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        That’s what I thought! haha

  16. Chin Music and Astros says:
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    Grey,

    What are your thoughts for SB as a category in an 82 game season? Is it something we should be fading or not worrying too much about, especially in small, shallow roto leagues?

    It seems like there’s too much randomness to SB that won’t have enough time to even out this year. For example, S. Marte had 11 SB last year in one month in the 2nd half. He had 25 all year. I’m also wondering how often players will run for fear of injury and fatigue due to a limited spring training, shortened season and crammed schedule.

    • Grey

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      I’d try to build a solid, balanced team…I don’t like Starling specifically anyway…if you fade steals, and average, runs and RBIs are fluky…what are you drafting, just HRs?

      • baby seal says:
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        lolol

        Chin Music, my approach is to get as many 15-20 SB guys, and one 30+ guys (162 projections), and just play the wire after that. Not relying on the 5 SB guys for anything.

        Can easily argue both sides on how steals may be higher or lower than trend… just focus on what you can control — draft skills — then let the chips fall where they lie…

        Cheers

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          sorry for some typos, but you get the point…

  17. Perfect Game says:
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    Laureano or Lourdes for a bench player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

      • baby seal says:
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        Damn, people be HOT on Lourdes!

  18. ryan says:
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    In my 14 team h2h dynasty league I was offered Salvador Perez and Jon Grey for Luke Voit and Sean Murphy? What do you think should I accept this trade or try to counter?

    c sean murphy

    1b max muncy

    2b ozzie albies

    3b rafael devers

    ss bo bichette

    lf juan soto

    cf ronald acuna

    rf austin meadows

    util yuli gurriel

    bn cj cron

    bn luke voit

    bn omar narvaez

    na andrew vaughn

    na robert puason

    na luis matos

    na jeter downs

    na julio rodriguez

    na erick pena

    sp brandon woodruff

    sp julio urias

    sp max scherzer

    rp scott oberg

    rp ryan pressly

    rp brandon kintzler

    p patrick corbin

    p alex wood

    bn kevin gausman

    bn carlos rodon

    bn deivi garcia

    bn sixto sanchez

    bn edward cabrera

    bn nathan eovaldi

    bn matt shoemaker

    na luis patino

    • baby seal says:
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      Hard pass! That does nothing for you…

      • Ryan says:
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        What if I trade Murphy straight up for Gray?

        • baby seal says:
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          Gray is terrible. Why do you want him?

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