The former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder does whatever it takes to get the job done. If that means searching through a dumpster for a set of specially made dentures he mistakenly left in a napkin at a Jersey Mike’s sub shop, then he’s game.
After finishing his sub and leaving the restaurant, he went back to find the staff had thrown the napkins and Dykstra’s dentures – which he told NJ.com were valued at $80,000 – in the trash.
“The bread is so hard on those subs,” Dykstra told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday. “I took my teeth out and put them in a napkin, folded it up and forget them there.”
“When I went back, the workers said they threw all the napkins in the garbage,” Dykstra said. “I told them there was no f—- way I was leaving without my f—- teeth.”
The dentures are specially made with bone marrow and valued at $80,000, he said.
Nails coming at you with my man @SprinklesHaHa trying to find my “New Teeth” that I left at my favorite place to eat on the planet @jerseymikes taking down a sub. @subaway @jimmy johns @ron darling jr @official keef @Perfect Cut pic.twitter.com/RUWrKXofoI
— Lenny Dykstra (@LennyDykstra) June 16, 2019
@shalomshuli you want to come help me and Lenny Dykstra look for his dentures tonight? Or does anyone? This is a serious question…
— Sprinkles The Clown (@SprinklesHaHa) June 16, 2019
Dykstra said he found his teeth early Sunday, Father’s Day.
“I was there for nine hours. I thought the cops were going to arrest me for trespassing,” Dykstra said. “I wasn’t leaving my teeth there in the dumpster. No way was I leaving them.”
Dykstra played 12 seasons in the majors, winning a World Series with the Mets in 1986 and earning three All-Star berths after being traded to the Phillies. There’s only one thing scarier than Lenny Dykstra, and that’s Lenny without teeth.
Nice work Nails!
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