Lenny Dykstra isn't shy about discussing his past HGH use

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In order to get a good start to your morning, a balanced and nutritious plate is the way to go. A side of HGH doesn't hurt either according to former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra.

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In an interview with Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports, Dykstra not only admitted to using HGH during his playing career, but claims to have put the hormone in his cereal.

Here's a transcript of Dykstra's answer when asked whether he used HGH:

"I put that in my cereal, man. It was in my cereal. I mean, it was like a ... come on, HGH? No, we're talking about the good stuff, you know? I mean, Deca-Durabolin and testosterone and Anadrol. We're talking about a difference of making $30 million or getting a real job and working and making $60,000. What, do you want the guy next to you taking them and you're not going to take them?"

Dykstra's admission isn't necessarily surprising, as he was named in the Mitchell Report. He also has a memoir, titled "House of Nails," coming out in July, which is why he's making the media rounds. That memoir is the reason why Dykstra recently created a Twitter account, which is just as vulgar as you might expect. 

His reason for using also doesn't come as a shock. It's no surprise players who take steroids fear losing their jobs, and all the perks that come with being a professional ballplayer. Some guys are motivated by the money involved, and the need to remain on top, and will do whatever it takes to remain there. Even if that means cheating.

It is surprising to see him talk so openly about his use, though. The fact that he can casually say he put HGH in his cereal is somewhat shocking. Ballplayers rarely talk about this type of thing so openly. 

[Elsewhere: Phillies rookie Tommy Joseph overcame quite a bit before hitting his first home run]

This is Lenny Dykstra, of course, so it's not like he really loses anything from talking about it. He's not a Hall of Fame player, so it's not like he'll be punished for his admission, and he's had multiple run-ins with the law, so it's not like this revelation is going to tarnish his reputation. 

(BLS H/N: Fox Sports)

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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