Ex-Mets Star Lenny Dykstra Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke ... Says Teammate Darryl Strawberry

Lenny Dykstra has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, according to former teammate Darryl Strawberry ... but the former NY Mets star is on the mend!

A local Pennsylvania watering hole, Dolan's Bar, was the first to report the medical emergency, saying the 61-year-old suffered a small stroke.

Dysktra's former Mets teammates, Straw and Kevin Mitchell, confirmed the news of the stroke to the NY Post on Thursday ... saying he's getting better and has been released from the ICU, but is still receiving treatment in the hospital.

Thankfully, Lenny's in good spirits.

"He knew it was me, so that is always a good sign," Strawberry said. "He’s in the process of recovering."

Dykstra, Strawberry, and Mitchell go way back ... they played several seasons together in the 1980s on the New York Mets and won the World Series together in 1986.

Lenny was traded to the Phillies in 1989 ... but dealt with several injuries during his seven-year stint in Philly.

The 3x MLB All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner, known as "Nails," retired in 1996 ... after accumulating nearly 1,300 hits.

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"He’s a special friend and I will never turn my back on him and say negative things about him because his life has had some challenges," Strawberry said. "We’ve all had challenges."

Matthew Blit, Dykstra's attorney, gave us a statement.

"Lenny Dykstra has suffered a mini-stroke and is currently recovering in a Los Angeles Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones. I must say that the outpouring of support has been so welcome and is helping him on his road to recovery."

Speedy recovery, Lenny!

Arizona Diamondbacks Douse Locker Room In Beer!!! ... After NLCS Win

The Arizona Diamondbacks won the pennant AND the postgame party on Tuesday ... going totally bonkers in the locker room after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Championship Series -- and the pics of the boozy bash are nuts!!

The D-Backs came back from a 3-2 deficit to win the final two games of the series ... logging a 4-2 victory at Citizens Bank Park in the elimination tilt to punch their tickets to the World Series.

Of course, no one expected Arizona to face off against the Texas Rangers in the Fall Classic ... considering the D-Backs only won 84 games in the regular season.

Corbin Carroll led the charge for Arizona in Game 7 ... going 3-4 with two RBI, two runs, and two stolen bases. The D-Backs also got some big help from the bullpen, which combined for five shutout innings.

Ketel Marte had the best performance of the series ... batting .387 throughout the seven games for the NLCS champs -- earning MVP honors.

Arizona made sure to celebrate the huge accomplishment ... taking all the Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, and champagne bottles they could and letting the liquid fly!!

There wasn't a dry spot in the locker room ... as all the players threw on their ski goggles and NLCS championship shirts for the festivities.

It's a World Series no one predicted -- the Diamondbacks were 125-1 odds to win it all before the season, and the Rangers were 50-1.

The matchup might not feature the biggest markets in the league ... but it's shaping up to be an entertaining series.

The D-Backs will have a few days to nurse their hangovers ... Game 1 against the Rangers is Friday night.

Philadelphia Phillies Fan Crushed By Security Guard ... After On-Field Jaunt During NLCS

An overzealous Phillies fan learned the hard way he should've just celebrated his team's NLCS win from his seat Tuesday night  ... 'cause when he tried to race onto the field to cheer on his squad, he got LEVELED by a security guard.

The man's ill-advised jaunt in the outfield of Citizens Bank Park happened just seconds after Philadelphia put the finishing touches on its 10-0, Game 2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

You can see in video shot by a fan at the game ... the field invader hopped over an outfield wall and sprinted across the turf -- only to be met by a security guard who looked like an NFL linebacker.

The official put the Philly fan right to the ground with a form tackle that was so pure ... even Phillies players couldn't help but notice the action as they high-fived a few hundred feet away.

The man was ultimately swarmed by a slew of other stadium workers ... and once he got to his feet, blood could be seen trickling from his mouth area.

Unclear if the dude was arrested or punished any further ... but if not, we're pretty sure the aches and pain from the tackle will be enough to deter him from similar acts moving forward.

Travis Kelce Bro Time W/ Jason At Phillies Game ... No Taylor Swift In Sight

There must've been a "no girls allowed" rule between the Kelce brothers at the Philadelphia Phillies game on Monday ... 'cause Travis and Jason were spotted enjoying the playoff matchup together -- and Taylor Swift was M.I.A.

The two NFL superstars hit up Citizens Bank Park for Game 1 of the NLCS against the Arizona Diamondbacks ... and the crowd was certainly happy to see them -- erupting in cheers as the bros were shown on the scoreboard in the middle of the contest.

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Even though the pop singer was nowhere to be found, her presence was still felt -- as her songs were played over the sound system multiple times throughout the night.

Of course, it's not too crazy for the Phillies to show love for T-Swift -- after all, she is a Pennsylvania native ... and has previously professed her allegiance to Jason's Eagles.

Speaking of Jason -- who's beloved in the city amid a Hall of Fame career with the Birds -- he also stole the show when he chugged a beer, much to Travis' delight.

Travis' appearance at the game comes on the heels of his romantic weekend with Swift -- as we previously reported, the couple was inseparable in NYC ... including two date nights and attending "Saturday Night Live."

Taylor has since returned to the west coast ... but Travis decided to hang back for a bit longer.


Don't sweat it, Swifties ... just 'cause Taylor wasn't there with her new man doesn't really mean much -- Jason's wife, Kylie, wasn't there either ... so we take it the guys just wanted to bro out for the night.

As for the game, the home team won, 5-3 ... but Travis probably won't be there for Game 2, considering he's gotta get back to his day job with the Chiefs.

HINCHA GASTA $4.500 EN CERVEZA ¡Para toda la sección!

¡cerveza para todos!

Un fan en el partido de playoffs de los Phillies del miércoles se sentía MUY generoso, e invitó a toda una sección del público a cervezas, ¡gastando $4.500!

El inusual moomento tuvo lugar durante el partido de los Marlins y los Phillies de la serie NL Wild Card en el Citizens Bank Park, cuando un vendedor de cerveza hizo el anuncio más dulce que una multitud podría escuchar jamás: ¡alguien compró un montón de Miller Lite para la sección!

"Saquen sus identificaciones", gritó el vendedor: "¡Aquí tienen!"

"¡Cerveza gratis! Cortesía de un caballero que no quiere ser nombrado".

Como te puedes imaginar, los aficionados agradecieron mucho el gesto e incluso empezaron a animar esperando que el comprador secreto de cerveza les escuchara.

"¡Gracias por la cerveza gratis! Wooooo!", gritó un aficionado mientras otro bromeaba: "¡Mal día para ser una lata de Miller Light!".

No es la primera vez esta semana que los aficionados de los Phillies han recibido cerveza gratis. 26 bares de Filadelfia repartieron Miller Lite gratis durante el primer partido de la WC Series el martes.

Para añadir la guinda al pastel, los Phillies volaron a los Marlins y ahora avanzarán para enfrentarse a los Bravos de Atlanta en una revancha NLDS a partir del sábado ¡Es la hora de Miller! 💪

Phillies Fan Drops $4,500 On Beer ... For Whole Section At Phillies Game!


A fan at Wednesday's Phillies playoff game was feelin' VERY generous ... 'cause the stranger hooked up an entire section with $4,500 worth of beer -- and they were lit!!!!

The booze gift givin' went down during the Marlins-Phillies NL Wild Card series game at Citizens Bank Park ... when a beer vendor made just about the sweetest announcement a crowd could ever hear -- someone purchased a bunch of Miller Lite for the section!

"Have your IDs out," the vendor yelled ... "Here you go!"

"Free beer! Courtesy of a gentleman that doesn't wanna be named."

As you can imagine, the fans were very appreciative of the gesture ... and even started cheering, hoping the secret beer buyer would hear.

"Thank you for the free beer! Wooooo!" one fan yelled ... while another one joked, "Bad day to be a Miller Light can!"

It's not even the first time this week that Phillies fans have been on the receiving end of some free suds. 26 bars across Philly handed out free Miller Lite during Game 1 of the WC Series on Tuesday.

To add icing on the cake, the Phillies blew out the Marlins ... and will now advance to face the Atlanta Braves in an NLDS rematch starting on Saturday.

It's Miller time!!! 💪

Phillies' Brandon Marsh Party & Bulls***!!! ... After Philly Clinches Playoff Berth

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The vibes were at an all-time high after the Philadelphia Phillies secured their spot in the playoffs ... and outfielder Brandon Marsh was the MVP of the party -- even hopping on a mechanical bull to celebrate the big moment!!

The defending National League champs clinched the top wild card spot after a walk-off win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday ... and Marsh -- who had a homer in the effort -- led the charge as the squad let loose after the game.

The Phils jumped up and down in the locker room as the champagne flew through the air ... jamming out to Robyn's "Dancing On My Own."

But the rager didn't stop there -- Marsh hit up PBR Philly at Xfinity Live! later on in the night ... where he ripped off his belt and hopped up on the infamous mechanical bull!!

Don't worry, Philly fans -- the guy appeared to avoid any potential injury throughout his ride ... staying on top as Ginuwine's "Pony" played over the speakers.

If you needed further proof it was a helluva night, Marsh even danced and sang along to "Pop That" by French Montana.

Sounds like it'll be a sunglasses and Advil kinda day for the Phillies ... so today's matchup with the Pirates should be a lot of fun!!

Atlanta Braves Fan Snags HR Ball ... While Holding A Baby!!!

The best play in Wednesday's Braves game wasn't made by Ronald Acuna Jr. or Matt Olson ... no, a fan in the stands nabbed that honor when he impressively caught a home run ball -- while holding a baby!!

The wild scene played out in the second inning of Atlanta's tilt with Philadelphia at Truist Park ... when Phillies star Nick Castellanos smashed a ball 432 feet to dead center field.

As the ball cleared the wall, a Braves fan holding his child in one arm decided to make an attempt at pulling the souvenir in. And, as it turns out, the guy had some great hands ... 'cause he caught it -- without even remotely bothering his kid!!

Then, he showed off his arm too ... chucking the ball back onto the field in support of his hometown team.

The play was so impressive ... even the game's broadcasters had to highlight it while live on-air.

The afternoon at the park, though, didn't come with the happiest of endings for the Braves fan or his team ... the Phils won, 6-5.

But, what a memory nonetheless!

Ricky Williams I Could've Been An MLB All-Star ... But There Was One Issue


Ricky Williams was one of the best running backs of his era ... but he says he had the potential to dominate in a completely different sport -- the former Miami Dolphins standout tells TMZ Sports he could have been an All-Star if he pursued a career on the baseball diamond!!

Before he made his way to the NFL gridiron, Ricky -- whose legal name is now Errick Miron -- played several seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies' farm system while juggling his time with the Texas Longhorns football team.

Ricky -- an 8th-round pick to the Phils in the '95 MLB Amateur Draft -- was an outfielder for the organization's rookie league and Single-A teams for four years ... and footage of one of his early games actually exists!!

So when we caught up with Ricky last week, we asked if he's ever wondered how things would've panned out had he switched his focus to baseball ... and he believes he had the skills to hang with the big leaguers.

"I wouldn't say I was great, I had a lot of potential," Ricky told us. "I love to get better at things. If I would have devoted my full time to baseball, I would have been an All-Star baseball player."

So, what led him to football instead of baseball?? A pretty understandable reason.

"It's a fantasy, but the reality is I'm kind of the person where 162 games -- that's too much for me.

"Football is intense, but you got a nice offseason. That's more my speed."

Safe to say it all worked out -- Ricky won the Heisman Trophy in 1998 ... and went on to rush for more than 10,000 yards in his career.

Ricky -- who is a marijuana advocate and has his own "Highsman" lifestyle brand -- also told us his dream NFL legend blunt rotation ... and discussed the current state of running backs in the league.

Ricky Williams Dice que pudo haber sido una estella pero que solo hubo un problema...

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Ricky Williams fue uno de los mejores corredores de su época, pero dice que tenía el potencial para dominar en un deporte completamente diferente. El ex jugador de los Miami Dolphins le comentó a TMZ Sports que podría haber sido una estrella si hubiera comenzado una carrera en el béisbol.

Antes de forjar su camino en la NFL, Ricky —cuyo nombre legal es ahora Errick Miron— jugó varias temporadas con los Filis de Filadelfia, mientras hacía malabares con su tiempo con el equipo de fútbol de Texas Longhorns.

Ricky, elegido en la octava ronda del Draft de Aficionados de la MLB de 1995, fue jardinero de los equipos de la liga de novatos y de la liga Single-A durante cuatro años... ¡¡y existen imágenes de uno de sus primeros partidos!

Así que cuando nos pusimos al día con Ricky la semana pasada, le preguntamos si alguna vez se había preguntado cómo habrían ido las cosas si hubiera cambiado su enfoque al béisbol ... y él cree que tenía las habilidades para estar con los grandes jugadores de liga.

"No diría que era genial, pero tenía mucho potencial", nos dijo Ricky. "Me encanta mejorar. Si me hubiera dedicado a tiempo completo al béisbol, habría sido un jugador de béisbol All-Star".

Entonces, ¿qué le llevó al fútbol en lugar del béisbol? Una razón bastante comprensible.

"Es una fantasía, pero la realidad es que soy una persona en la que 162 partidos... eso es demasiado para mí.

"El fútbol es intenso, pero tienes una buena temporada baja. Ese es más mi ritmo".

Ricky ganó el Trofeo Heisman en 1998 y llegó a correr más de 10.000 yardas en su carrera.

Ricky - que es un defensor de la marihuana y tiene su propia marca de estilo de vida "Highsman" - también nos dijo que su sueño NFL leyenda contundente rotación ... y discutió el estado actual de los corredores en la liga.

Marlins vs. Phillies Fan Rushes Field, Outruns Security ... Gets Caught Later

A baseball fan in Miami ran on the field during a Major League Baseball game and nearly got away with it ... leaving security in his dust as he hopped the fence from the field, reentering the stands, further eluding chasing security!

But, unfortunately for the athletic fan ... he was eventually captured by authorities.

The incident went down during the Marlins' 3-1 loss to the Phillies at LoanDepot Park Tuesday night ... when Bally Sports' Jeremy Tache spotted the fan making his getaway.

The video shows security chasing the unidentified fan near the outfield wall. Trapped, the fan hopped the tall outfield fence and made a mad dash up the stairs and through a stadium concourse.

The funniest part ... all the people rooting for the guy to get away! Despite the fan support, security eventually caught up with the man and he was captured.

Of course, "streakers" (though, this fan was wearing clothes) are common nowadays ... just last week, a guy rushed the field during the Wrexham vs. Manchester United game before getting tackled by security.

Earlier this year, a fan in a Star Wars mask showed his bare ass during a Texas A&M college baseball game before surrendering to university police.

Perhaps just get a hot dog and beer and ... watch the game? 🤷‍♂️

Phillies' Matt Strahm Extended Beer Sales Are A Problem ... Putting Fans At Risk!!!

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Fans might be happy, but Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Matt Strahm is pissed off at MLB teams for extending beer sales into the 8th inning ... saying it's a decision that's not in their best interest.

Some baseball clubs have elected to forgo their usual 7th-inning cutoff in light of the quicker games this season ... with many serving up booze until the final 6 outs to help increase revenue.

Strahm thinks those teams went in the wrong direction ... saying they should actually stop serving earlier in the game so fans have enough time to get the alcohol out of their system before going behind the wheel.

"The reason we stopped in the seventh before was to give our fans time to sober up and drive home safe, correct?" the pitcher asked on the "Baseball Isn't Boring" podcast.

"So now, with a faster-pace game -- and me just being a man of common sense -- if the game is going to finish quicker, would we not move the beer sales back to the sixth inning to give our fans time to sober up and drive home?"

"Instead, we're going to the eighth, and now you're putting our fans and our family at risk driving home with people who have just drank beers 22 minutes ago."

Strahm says he's not surprised by the move, though ... because at the end of the day -- it's all about money.

"My thing is, when you're looking at the safety of your fans, that's probably not the smartest decision to extend it into the eighth."

"But, just using common sense -- we stopped it in the seventh for the safety of fans and people getting home. Like, it just, it makes no sense to me that you're going to allow it to the eighth inning."

For what it's worth, the Phillies are not one of the teams to extend alcohol sales just yet -- but the team appears to have more of a food problem as of late.

Philadelphia Phillies Food Fight!!! During $1 Dog Night

It was cloudy with a chance of hotdogs at the Philadelphia Phillies game on Tuesday -- 'cause some fans in attendance decided to turn Dollar Dog Night into a huge food fight!!

The wild scene went down as the home team fell to the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park ... a game where more than 58,000 tube steaks were purchased by a sold-out crowd as part of the promotion of the night.

The bargain was a massive hit with fans ... as the lines for the concession stands wrapped around the concourse as people waited an impressive amount of time to get their hands on some wieners.

But when the Phillies failed to give the spectators a win, a ton of people decided to chuck their extra franks into the air ... which resulted in a truly chaotic moment.

No word on whether anyone was kicked out or in trouble for the stunt ... but throwing anything at games is a big no-no.

The Phillies ended up losing, 8-4 ... and while they have several DDNs on the promotional schedule, we take it there might be some changes moving forward.

Houston Astros Celebrate W.S. Win W/ 50 Cent's Booze ... $388K Worth Of Bubbly!!!

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The Houston Astros spared no expense when it came to celebrating their World Series title this weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned they popped nearly $400,000 worth of 50 Cent's champagne during their postgame party.

We're told the team unloaded just over 250 bottles of the rapper's Le Chemin du Roi Brut ... right after they finished off the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night to win the Fall Classic.

In total, there were 250 bottles of Rose, 10 Magnums of the bubbly, and one, huge 15-liter bottle as well. The final bill for it all came out to $388,750!!

Of course, the 'Stros enjoyed every bit of it ... soaking in it for hours following their 4-1 win in Houston.

Star pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. seemed to get the most out of it though ... kickin' off Houston's epic celebration by coating his teammates in it first.

The Astros will continue the party later on Monday -- their championship parade is slated to go down at around 11 AM CT.

No word yet whether Fiddy's booze will be consumed there ... but it seems like a safe bet!

Phillies vs. Astros WAGs Take Over World Series ... Fall Classics

The Astros and Phillies are duking it out in the World Series -- but the players wouldn't have gotten to this point without the passionate support from their lovely partners -- so let's meet them!

Astros ace Justin Verlander's wife, Kate Upton, needs no introduction -- the SI swimsuit model has been by JV's side for the Astros' previous three World Series appearances.

Houston's third baseman Alex Bregman and his wife, Reagan, hope they have another reason to celebrate in a few days ... after welcoming their first child, Knox, in August.

Zach Wheeler has been having quite the season -- and his wife, Dominique, has been cheering for the 32-year-old every step as he tries to help the Phillies secure a championship.

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention Jose Altuve, the fiery, talented second baseman for the Astros, and his wife, Giannina (aka Nina), who've been married since they were teenagers.

Win or lose, Wheeler's teammate, Aaron Nola, will have reason to be happy -- the 29-year-old flame-throwing righty is reportedly marrying his fiancée, Hunter Harrington, next month.

Phillies right fielder Nick Castellanos is quickly becoming a fan favorite in Philly for his brilliant defense -- making his wife Jess extremely proud of her hubby.

The Astros have a 3-2 lead on the Phillies as the series shifts back to H-Town ... so expect to see these women in full force over the weekend!!

Philadelphia Phillies Women Brawl In Bathroom ... During World Series Loss

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10:52 AM PT -- The woman who shot the video tells TMZ Sports ... the melee actually went down DURING the game.


Neisha Reyes, the owner of Philadelphia business @DippedByNey, says she began rolling on the fight just after a janitor told her to watch out for the women scrapping on the floor. She said she wasn't sure what started it all, though she suspected alcohol played a role.


Reyes tells us after a few minutes of rolling around, the women eventually got up and returned to the bar area without further incident. She said to her knowledge, nobody appeared to sustain any injuries.

Several female Phillies fans turned on each other following the team's tough loss to the Astros on Wednesday -- beating the hell out of one another inside a women's bathroom near the stadium.

The chaos at Xfinity Live! -- a popular Phillies watch spot just feet from Citizens Bank Ballpark -- was all captured on video ... showing at least four women decked out in Philadelphia gear going at it in the venue's restroom.

In the clip, you can see hair was pulled, and punches were thrown. At one point during the fracas, two women wrestled MMA-style on the floor.

No word on what caused the fight -- but the potential combo of alcohol and Houston no-hitting the Phillies seem to be the likely powder keg.

We reached out to cops to see if any arrests were made ... but a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Dept. tells us officers were not contacted nor dispatched in reference to the incident.

The women will have only a few hours to lick their wounds ... Game 5 starts at 8 PM ET on Thursday night.

Originally Published -- 9:35 AM PT

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