Ex-Big Leaguer Ron Darling faces half a million in tax liens
- The IRS filed a $71,076 lien against Darling on July 29 in the New York City Register's office.
- The state of New York filed a $12,664 tax warrant against Darling on May 23 in the New York County Clerk's office.
- The state of California filed an $84,860 lien against Darling on June 6, 2008, in Contra Costa County Court.
- The IRS filed a $375,597 lien against Darling on May 15, 2008, in the New York City Register's office.
The good news for Darling (and the IRS) is that he's busy working. Just a couple of days after media reports about the liens started to surface, he was back in the booth for the Dodgers' NLCS match-up with the Phillies.
Also in Darling's favor? His financial problems do not appear to be as serious as former teammate Lenny Dykstra's, who recently filed for bankruptcy.