Last Updated Aug 7, 2009 10:45 AM EDT
Dykstra, who was nicknamed "Nails," was a popular player for the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets. While he was a very good player, he was never known for being particularly smart. Yet Dykstra became known as a "stock-picking genius" after retiring from baseball. He was even given his own column at TheStreet.com, co-founded by Cramer. As you'll see in the video below, it may have been a little quick to anoint Dykstra as the next superstar stock picker.
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Now that you have seen the evidence, I hope you're convinced that the only reason to listen to Cramer is for entertainment value. Personally, there are a lot more things I find entertaining than watching someone throwing chains, making weird noises and turning himself into a caricature. At any rate, you certainly should not get your investment advice from him.
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