Former MLB all-star and 1986 World Series champion Lenny Dykstra told Colin Cowherd Tuesday that he used to hire a team of private investigators to follow MLB umpires and dig up dirt on them.
“I’d just pull a half-million bucks and hire a private investigation team,” he said while being interviewed on Fox Sports 1’s “The Herd.”
“Their blood’s just as red as ours. Some of them like women. Some of them like men. Some of them gamble. Some of them do whatever.”
Dykstra denied actually bribing any umps, but told Cowher that “it wasn’t a coincidence that [he] led the league in walks” the year after he signed.
“Fear does a lot to a man,” he noted. “I had to do what I had to do to win and support my family.”