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'Oil Can' Boyd pitched under influence of cocaine

Posted on: February 8, 2012 11:27 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2012 11:28 pm
 
Remember former Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd? He also pitched for the Expos and Rangers, but the overwhelming majority of his career was with the Boston Red Sox. He was a significant part of the rotation on the 1986 World Series team. He also evidently liked to pitch while under the influence of cocaine.

“Some of the best games I’ve ever, ever pitched in the major leagues I stayed up all night; I’d say two-thirds of them,” said Boyd (CBS Boston), after admitting that he was under the influence of cocaine "in every ballpark" he'd ever pitched.

Oil Can wasn't done, saying not all his teammates did enough to help him:

“All of them didn’t rally around me,” he explained (CBS Boston). “All of them knew and the ones that cared came to me. The Dwight Evans and Bill Buckners… It was the veteran ball players. Some guys lived it… They knew what you were doing, and the only way they knew was they had to have tried it too.”

And that race was part of the issue:

“The reason I caught the deep end to it is because I’m black. The bottom line is the game carries a lot of bigotry, and that was an easy way for them to do it,” Boyd said (CBS Boston). “If I wasn’t outspoken and a so-called a ‘proud black man,’ maybe I would have gotten the empathy and sympathy like other ballplayers got that I didn’t get; like Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Steve Howe. I can name 50 people that got third and fourth chances all because they weren’t outspoken black individuals.”

Boyd, 52, was 78-77 with a 4.04 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 799 strikeouts in 10 major-league seasons. He has a book -- "They Call Me Oil Can" -- coming out this summer.
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Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:08 am
 

'Oil Can' Boyd pitched under influence of cocaine

He was saying Howe was one of the guys that got sympathy and extra chances unlike him. He also lumped Strawberry and Gooden in there, because apparently they weren't outspoken either.   He never said Howe was black. 



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 3:44 am
 

'Oil Can' Boyd pitched under influence of cocaine

I'm so certain his book will be a huge hit that a movie will made. McCauley Culkin will play Steve Howe.



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 3:42 am
 

'Oil Can' Boyd pitched under influence of cocaine

I'm so certain the book will a huge hit that a movie will be made. McCauley Culkin will be casted to play Steve Howe.



Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:36 pm
 

'Oil Can' Boyd pitched under influence of cocaine

Black History Month - brought to you by Oil Can Boyd...



Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 6:36 pm
 

'Oil Can' Boyd pitched under influence of cocaine

Tommy Lasorda said it to Strawberry. "You had a choice"  Jerkoff



Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:42 pm
 

'Oil Can' Boyd pitched under influence of cocaine

Oil Can needs to go away.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:28 pm
 

'Oil Can' Boyd pitched under influence of cocaine

I guess by saying Steve Howe is black mabe Oil Can is still snortin those lines or maybe he graduated to meth 



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 4:47 pm
 

'Oil Can' Boyd pitched under influence of cocaine

Was that intentional irony, coolerifyoudid? I mean, if the Can's "card can cut a mean line of coke," then of what practical value is a Roger Clemens card? Liar's poker?



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 4:42 pm
 

'Oil Can' Boyd pitched under influence of cocaine

Wow, dude, you went right for the jugular there, using a young man's tragic passing and his mother's grief to make a cheap point. Okay, here goes:Let's assume that everything that you say is gospel truth, DEX_MORGAN. That being the case, wouldn't it then follow, as the night follows the day, that babies unfortunate enough to be born New Yorkers should drown themselves in the baptismal font? And that those born in the City of Brotherly Love (That Dare Not Speak Its Name) should throw themselves on the izmail?



Since: Jul 2, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 4:37 pm
 

'Oil Can' Boyd pitched under influence of cocaine

Funny I don't recall Steve Howe being black... But I guess anything to try to sell books... Will be in the discount section by August.


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