It was only a matter of time before Jon Stewart -- an unabashed New York Mets fan -- tackled the puzzling rise and spectacular fall of Lenny Dykstra's career as a financial guru. Dykstra, an ex-Mets star, declared bankruptcy last week, after amassing what seemed to be a staggering fortune, including a California home once owned by Wayne Gretzky.
Stewart showed a clip of some of Dykstra's profanity-laden reactions to his recent financial and legal troubles, and responded with:
"My broker is Lenny Dykstra, and when my broker talks -- you cannot air it on national television."
Stewart, also took a shot at Jim Cramer, who famously championed "Leonard Q. Dykstra" as a world-beating investor. Dykstra actually wrote a regular column for Cramer's TheStreet.com. Here's what Cramer said of Lenny's market prowess:
"This is a guy who is applying the same skills to money as he applied to sports. It's brilliant...Not only is he sophisticated, but he's one of the great ones in this business."