Welcome to gossip hell, Billy Crystal! Billy's first successes in show business are after I graduate high school, so this does not count as Hey Old Timer Gossip. Still, he is getting mentioned in the older skewing low rent Examiner for the same reason the Oscars don't think of him as a good permanent host. He's not part of the hip demographic anymore.
In any case, the low rent Examiner says that baseball fan Crystal lost $239,000 in a baseball scam. They don't make it exactly clear how it happened, but I assume it had to do with shady memorabilia.