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May 07, 2015

WATCH: Ex-Phillies Lenny Dykstra, Mitch Williams trade expletives, venom

To anyone who thought the feud between former Phillies Mitch Williams and Lenny Dykstra was fake, I have news for you: It’s real. And it’s spectacular!

Recently, Dykstra and Williams were the "guests of honor” at the second annual* Philly Sports Roast, and the two ex-teammates held no punches when going after one another. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the following exchange — one involving the roots of their hatred — happened at the end of the event, after more than one adult beverage was consumed.

*Former Eagles WR Terrell Owens was last year's special guest.

The language is certainly not safe for work, so grab some headphones before watching:

Dykstra’s past — fraud, grand theft auto, prison, etc. — made him an easy target, but when Sixers PA announcer Matt Cord took to the mic, The Dude seemed to have had enough, forcing M.C. Joe Conklin to come to his rescue, which including turning off his microphone, not the first time it was necessary during the roast:

In fact, Dykstra's mic was first unplugged during WIP Morning Show co-host Al Morganti's segment of the roast, when jokes were made about his history as a financial adviser. That prompted Dykstra to begin screaming about his 519-1 record picking stocks and telling people to go to his website,, for proof.

To recap, Dykstra was actually promoting his investment skills while being made fun of for going to prison for fraud. That's just the kind of night it was.

Easily the best roaster — and also the only professional comedian aside from Conklin — was Joe Matarese, a South Jersey native and one of Williams’ favorite comics. Here’s some footage of him going after Dykstra:

It’s okay because the event ended with the two hugging it out, although I’m pretty sure they still hate each other.

Here are some other funny moments from the roast: