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Judge Grants Lenny Dykstra’s Request To Attend Gary Carter Memorial

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Lenny Dykstra (credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images), Gary Carter (credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Lenny Dykstra (credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images), Gary Carter (credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) – Lenny Dykstra “desperately” wanted to be present at Friday night’s memorial for former Mets teammate Gary Carter.

The problem was he was under house arrest in California.

After asking a judge to let him attend, Dykstra was granted permission to cross state lines for the service at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Carter, a key member of the Mets’ 1986 championship team alongside Dykstra, died last Thursday following a battle with brain cancer. He was 57.

Dykstra is on bail for charges that he sold or destroyed items under the jurisdiction of a bankruptcy court. He has pleaded not guilty.

Dykstra “wants to stay until Sunday,” TMZ reported, to attend a get-together Saturday with Carter’s friends and family.

Former Mets Wally Backman, Sid Fernandez, Keith Hernandez, Howard Johnson, Roger McDowell, Rusty Staub, Darryl Strawberry, Tim Teufel and Mookie Wilson were in attendance Friday.

Did the judge make the right call? Sound off below…

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