Athletes Can Wreck Magazines, TooS

Lovable, tobacco-spewing former ballplayer Lenny "Nails" Dykstra is having serious problems at his new ballplayers-with-money magazine Players Club. Proving you don't have to be a media professional to run a magazine into the ground:

"Frequently, sources said, [Dykstra] got staff to use their own credit cards to pay for expenses related to the magazine, and took months to reimburse the employees.

Although the magazine is less than a year old, it has already had four different printers and three different editors. Several vendors have also stopped doing business with the magazine."

Just like real media outlets! Also the editor who just quit says he's owed money, and Dykstra comically turned the tables by saying, no, that guy owes me money, for some reason. Still smooth as a can of Skoal. [NYP; pic via]