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    Default Pennsylvania: State of Champions... 3 major sports trophies all together

    Pennsylvania Celebrates "State of Champions"
    Sam Kasan
    Jul 7, 2009, 9:48 AM EDT

    The city of Pittsburgh has reclaimed its reign as the "City of Champions" with the Steelers' Super Bowl XLIII title and Penguins' Stanley Cup victory just months removed from each other. But if you include the defending World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies, the state of Pennsylvania could probably adopt the moniker "State of Champions."

    In an unprecedented event, all three championship trophies - the Stanley Cup, the Lombardi Trophy and the World Series Trophy - were all on hand in Harrisburg Tuesday afternoon to commemorate the outstanding achievements of Pennsylvania's professional sports teams.

    The three reigning championship teams brought their respective trophies to Harrisburg for the festivities. The trophies made their way to Governor Ed Rendell's office (photo taken from the Governor's Reception Room). Later, the championship trophies made an appearance in the Rotunda at the Capitol, on display for the general public for three hours.

    The event was an opportunity to recognize a very unique situation in which with three current professional championship teams all hail from the same state.


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    if your from Pitts puke why would you give a fuck about the phillies?

    U think i give a shit what the Reds or the Bengals do???
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    Lenny Dykstra, the former star center fielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball teams, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, court records show.

    The 46-year-old has no more than $50,000 of assets and between $10 million and $50 million of liabilities, according to a petition filed Tuesday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of California.

    Jonathan Hayes, one of Dykstra's lawyers, had no immediate comment.

    Dykstra's filing comes in the wake of some 20 lawsuits he faces tied to his activities as a financial entrepreneur, including The Players Club, a glossy magazine he had helped launch, according to published reports.

    The bankruptcy petition shows several banks among Dykstra's largest unsecured creditors, including units of JPMorgan Chase & Co and Bank of America Corp.

    Known as "Nails" and "The Dude," Dykstra played for 12 years with the Mets and the Phillies before retiring in 1996 with a lifetime .285 batting average and 81 home runs.

    As a Met, he won a World Series ring in 1986, and as a Phillie he was the National League runner-up in the Most Valuable Player voting in 1993. The Phillies lost the World Series that year.

    The bankruptcy case is In re Lenny Kyle Dykstra, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California (San Fernando Valley), No. 09-18409.



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