Former Major League Baseball center fielder and convicted felon, Lenny Dykstra (nicknamed “Nails” and “Dude”), proudly admitted to blackmailing closeted gay umpires into giving him favorable calls.
During his stunning interview on “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd on FS1, Dykstra says he paid private investigators to spy on umpires and then used the collected information — allegedly including gay sex — to blackmail the umpires.
“Their blood’s just as red as ours,” Dykstra said … “Some of them like women, some of them like men, some of them gamble … some of them do whatever.”
Dykstra, who played for the New York Mets from 1985 to 1989 and the Philadelphia Phillies from 1989 to 1996, says the strategy paid off. Umpires shrunk the strike zone for him when he was at bat in the early ’90s.
“It wasn’t a coincidence that I led the league in walks the next few years, was it?,” he said.
Watch the interview below: