Tough as nails

Tom Haudricourt has a bit more on Cutter Dykstra in the Journal-Sentinel today.
It often is said that the true measure of a man is how he reacts to adversity.

Cutter Dykstra is being measured in every way possible.

And then some.

"My toughness was challenged a little bit," conceded Dykstra, now playing second base for the Milwaukee Brewers' Class A Wisconsin affiliate. "People have told me a weaker person would have collapsed."

Imagine being 19 years old - the age at which Dykstra played half of the 2009 season - and having your personal and professional problems play out in the public eye. When selected in the second round of the 2008 June draft out of Westlake (Calif.) High School, Dykstra seemed to have the world by the tail.

At that juncture, being the son of former big-leaguer Lenny Dykstra was considered a good thing.
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