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‘SportsCenter’ promotes Mets doc with Lenny Dykstra dropping so many F-bombs


That is a lot of F-bombs.

ESPN has apologized for airing a curse-filled teaser of its new 30 for 30 documentary, “Once Upon a Time in Queens” — the four-part event chronicling the 1986 Mets.

“SportsCenter” aired a clip from the documentary Wednesday which featured 20 seconds of Mets center fielder Lenny Dykstra spewing F-bombs (three to be exact), while recalling a play from the team’s World Series run.

After the teaser aired, anchor Kevin Negandhi said, “We apologize for the language that was used. You will see that during the broadcast of the piece, not normally on ‘SportsCenter.’”

The broadcast then quickly cut to Mets-Cardinals highlights.

Another teaser floating around Twitter shows an animated Dykstra, launching more F-bombs while calling himself “the best f–king player here.”


Dykstra played for the Mets from 1985–89, before he was traded to the Phillies, where he remained until 1996.

The three-time All-Star signed with the Mets as a 13th-round draft pick in 1981. He played his last MLB game in 1996, and retired in 1998 at age 35, after a short comeback campaign.

Lenny Dykstra playing for the Mets in 1986.
Lenny Dykstra playing for the Mets in 1986.
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“Once Upon a Time in Queens” explores the origins of the 1986 team and features exclusive interviews with players from the World Series winning team, including Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Kevin Mitchell and many more.


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