Lenny Dykstra: Ex-baseball star trolled after he asked Colorado GOP candidate Lauren Boebert to 'DM' him

I know this must be a difficult time, and just keep in mind that you have someone right here to talk to (or whatever other kind of needs you may have right now). DM me?

Lenny Dykstra: Ex-baseball star trolled after he asked Colorado GOP candidate Lauren Boebert to 'DM' him
Lenny Dykstra (L) offered to be there for GOP candidate Lauren Boebert if the 'red wave' didn't go in her favor (Dykstra/Instagram, Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
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DENVER, COLORADO: An ex-baseball player has come under fire for allegedly implying to have a sexual relationship with a defeated GOP candidate in a dejected consolation tweet. Lenny Dykstra, a former outfielder for the MLB, was heavily criticized on Twitter after he asked Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert to "DM" him on Twitter while she is running for a seat in Congress against a Democrat.

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The Mets player, widely known by his stage name "Nails", began the provocative tweet by expressing his regret over her defeat in the midterm elections. The official winner has not yet been disclosed though. According to The Hill, the election was still very close as of Wednesday night, with Boebert trailing by just 62 votes. Nevertheless, Dykstra offered to be there for her if the "red wave" didn't go in her favor. 

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Dykstra wrote on his Twitter account, "I am sorry about your loss in the election, @laurenboebert. Who knows what funny business was going on!?Anyhow, I know this must be a difficult time, and just keep in mind that you have someone right here to talk to (or whatever other kind of needs you may have right now). DM me?"

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The World Series champion was instantly attacked by social media users for trying to contact the Republican gun rights enthusiast. "What a weird post dude made. Is he trying to hook up?" tweeted one user. Another user joked, "Proof that even after you retire from baseball, you can still swing and a miss."

Another user wrote, "OMG. He's still disgusting." One user penned, "They don't call this man "Nails" for no reason." In the wake of concerns that new Twitter CEO Elon Musk might implement a paywall, several users claimed that this message alone makes Twitter worth $8 per month.

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One user tweeted, "Like a lot of people, I've been thinking of leaving twitter lately, and then I see Lenny Dykstra trying to slide into Boebert's DM's & realize why I can probably never leave this site."

One user quipped, "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Keep swinging Nails." "S**t, this app may be worth 8 bucks after all," wrote one user. One user expressed shock, "Lenny Dykstra would like to fill Lauren Boebert's "needs." 

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Boebert, a fervent Trump supporter and the first female congresswoman from Colorado's third congressional district, is locked in a tight contest with Democrat Adam Frisch. The New York Times reported that Frisch is only ahead by a.02 percent edge with more than 95 percent of the ballots cast and counted. 

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Dykstra claimed that the GOP candidate did not respond to his polite invitation for conversation. According to the Daily Dot, he claimed that he "loves" the responses to his tweet, "especially those from people who apparently are now reconsidering their decision to leave Twitter."

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When a user commented on his post mentioning it as legendary, the former baseball player responded and wrote, "So “legendary” she hasn’t responded (yet), : (."


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