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"Oil Can" Boyd: Wade Boggs was a bigot (NSFW)

May 4, 2012|

Note: This interview contains strong, profane language. Former Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd joined D & C to discuss his new book "They Call Me Oil Can: Baseball, Drugs, and Life on the Edge." "Oil Can" explains his addiction to drugs, how he could perform so well baseball while on drugs, and racism he experienced while in baseball. (Phone quality is low for first few minutes, but clears up)

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

-- -- him he certainly thinks so I would say over all the years that I covered sports in this town I can count on the fingers of one hand memorable. Baseball players memorable athletes. Who you just don't forget want to spend some time with them certainly oil can Boyd is one of those the -- As a new book. Catwalk and joined on AT&T hotline. And Dennis oil can Boyd John and Jerry here you do it. Terrell you're writing this book with a Mike Phelan and a number of interesting items to. In it but what was the impetus what was the motivation -- to go at write this book. I would not put them -- it up an opportunity that it didn't get it -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And though it didn't reputable. -- and are you. Out. I didn't know who was put into that. And you know popular. And do. It. -- -- What element in the book. Do you think would have banned you from baseball or just certainly closed all the doors before they were ever open Tia. What do you -- your blog out there and put the ball in the armed. That -- -- -- out there better. Today. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But it -- Problem you know. -- to an atmosphere that. -- -- -- -- -- I was an atmosphere and conduct that is a mark out here -- -- into the big city and things like. I thought in the small -- at BellSouth and in the period and I grew -- Depicted it -- -- so I got there and I think and a bit of an apt to. It but it is there are adding up it very -- -- it wasn't block and let. It and if it. Oil can at a young age you were forced to face alcoholism murder and deceit would you give us a brief description of although what -- those took in your early life. -- you know. Are up in the -- -- -- -- but now. Now what angle and and the style that Internet it was hotter it is. And I'm up. I'm pretty. Well our life that in this. The -- true. -- -- Despair. Where. Alcohol played that hole. -- yeah and so the black lie in our bulk trauma that you're restored everywhere and basically it's infected and about me it through where. Ball. There's yet. When -- -- poverty. You've made rot gut whiskey. Is it bad atmosphere. And an animal -- You know you see a lot of broken homes and a lot of broken -- and a lot of brokers beard. An -- he would go on live Internet and you'd definitely. Can be accustomed. To. Consuming -- type a lot and that type of lie he should look. So I experience during Q when -- -- small the -- spectator that tree and I hit all those that Jimmy Graham here. Should fall on that and box goes into playing and everybody I grew up a net and -- mentioning and people. You know drink cheap whiskey. And down all the time and destroy their lives and basically. Who has really got started and I would like ours -- are usually it's -- so it's some kind of way that. Throughout -- all types that. You you admit obviously the big headline in your interview with the bust -- only that you were a smoke crack. While you were pitching in 1986. She had a pretty good year that year -- and sixteen and then with a 378. Would you have been better sober didn't actually. Don't let that I'll read you ask that question at all no it's a -- order. He doesn't -- so bombed out there and and that action. Off. -- under the influence. Of cocaine on the mile. Is it different and you're talking about this -- about a minute before I went out that it's now. Well. My smoke at that night. Lot -- -- it that night. -- Game go to bed. Got up and -- picnic day if you're on there well comments are so. I can't say arbitrator. Would have -- got. I don't regret that -- at all. It's not an arrogant way. It's a lot of -- it's just the but they're out too well I would take -- You know. It's (%expletive) like -- that I don't regret I don't you know it is an abomination. And that a lot of people live in despair about time. They did all of college ball. It's more than a man. If society. Is always thought. Is it it is is -- days. A lot a lot of morneau not been real -- Jose is an independent. -- -- -- it -- sixteen games and -- -- the -- and out. Sixteen team. Any of -- sixteen and I feel like I should have been 28 and six US dale and opening. That's not go to ball real well and yet the idea they were great how go to Bob -- outlook. I would -- where. All of bearing on candidates who put up a -- -- to play baseball not to get -- based violent baseball player and go to gains now. And -- the -- Not really really. Yeah acknowledged well. And I didn't make it mean anymore it would look at the -- And -- It was different pad in my library -- There and about life and I went eight foot putt that I could pitch. Record in the Major League have very young. And and I'll -- The world closed door and -- to at a very young age because I can honestly say outlook the red volatility here that came where it's an intimate -- A lot of look at a lot of guys a lot of retired athletes have gone back and got over there. Days when they had drug issues or alcohol issues very few admit to still do and -- that you're still smoke and lead and occasionally doing cocaine. -- -- -- -- Decide to do that now about where you know what might not all about either choose it yes this is high right now you guys it Nomo yeah. And and and and and and and and you know law before I become a hypocrite and and and data. I don't do something. -- output -- like this right here weren't very normal here. Then maybe you can let me get course. I do the best backhand out by out. Being handed out by that point about it it's a no no respect. Let that put -- value that I'm doing real well but I don't think about it like that you know I don't. I don't do well like -- -- -- about this substance that I learn about what it was about an and and and and I would expect me. And and and how the world would me in my life so. So you don't think you could be you don't think that it don't matter if you don't think you would be doing better now or then. If you just stop smoke and we can do when Coke. It don't work like there been no word got better I got that maybe smoke a week. I made my -- will be popping twelve week. I'm in my college -- thing. I'm in my cobra ball thing. And it bit and I feel like didn't run with it being. It audobin. Andrew -- include put out an all time. No good -- other great way to operate. Okay and you said that part of your affinity for alcohol is because your parents did it your -- that it all your relatives in your friends that. Do you not think that the example you're setting for. Your son or your kids. Kind of continues that lineage that well I can't smoking weed or doing cocaine then you sort lined up to the to do the same thing does that worry you. -- my -- while my kid got well. And they respected me always no that's not good all the way up as the other -- -- I'm a real good Adam Barrett does it but I'm not a hypocrite I would amount he would grow up -- -- -- and no -- About the world. And yet now we're at here you and like -- told them that it brought a bit combat pay that in the world and bulk up would be it and go -- would -- When you're really doing there and and Tibet and have acknowledged that might feel that it -- and then. And I want who gave it he had been at cal and then it can go out and at Morgan. Had been -- Iraq. And I'm not responsible and I'm not a hypocrite I'm not gonna go out there. I don't think he didn't period he is about the street the -- I'm not the one that -- multiple -- gold all not industry. Must Obama potted deal what the street. -- got to deal what professional sport I was introduced. To cocaine player that nobody ball. Being worked out grew up -- -- -- team look them. Off off an aunt and that's basically what it looked worn out. An -- -- when I got in a bit and everybody donate went out -- -- pitiful thing about the -- okay back out of the net and appropriate. -- what he used to -- could be in Cooperstown if he stayed sober correct. What a big part of it but at this point it is I want we got a guy like not a doubt. Well we're done do you were done at the age of 31. Like warned that there are a lot of Donald. But oil -- what if you had been clean and sober and in great shape and not smoke and we doing Coke. Nobody in the -- Doc Holliday out the -- on video game. -- -- If you bought -- when Nadal on the -- and other legal appeal solo drop. What do you wanna call it nobody'll look at the lead and me don't be. Nobody so it wasn't my my ability to get it out there that could at least you. -- -- I don't think I would be got -- Have you gotten to know about it and have a total and a quiet down by how much I wouldn't say you put them out. -- and it is up. -- I -- it out of there at a ball bring it back to beat. And that -- Well cannot -- a group where I'd be interested and asking you who your favorite teammate was and I'll get to that the second but I think I know who your least favorite teammate was that would be -- Hawks using Wade Boggs is a big hit. -- -- -- -- -- It would ray Knight guided and it will. What were your attitude that look the ball great again although I didn't follow up. All of a hundred spotted -- period that. What he'd do or what did he say that made you understand he was a -- -- I don't know where it never. To you to your face. And at that I didn't I'll have a good -- thought about -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libel comments I'll. They know it is an -- that's not uncommon for a kid who have been important. To front him about it. Every bit up and get it out -- so much of the gratuity. The bottom line how well it doesn't do that I would go to the big bad it got got got -- an -- You can -- Clinton and turn out to be I'm well booklet and weight. Do you think the Red Sox as an organization. Were were big. It would get better I don't would you call. So is that you're evidence that they were bigoted because they protected ball. Candidate not miss them it's always look all the game away -- at all revert to Ellen liked. His way to go abroad and I would like that. So yeah that moved a little L you know you don't talk about a bit different cultural people -- -- -- while ago you got people from everywhere. -- lot of got a lot of people do to bail outs and people. And and and the bullet so -- you noted you had it been able around and it and it and that day about. We all understand something normally. You look at it negatively. And that that's what went well and you're not that way. -- -- -- one all game now -- here and there -- a lot of my teammate. I don't peeled off. A lot of -- being made including me you know I respect on all old guy who respect and like you -- sort of -- there and bang. But not. Like you would expect out of Mexico. And -- country at wideout. -- bit like a lot alike hit down on -- It and it bit and panic and and and -- my -- And. Our I don't. Oh who hosts whose fault is it all look in the you'd you were done at the -- at the end as a major leaguer into it. -- out in the cold you know all you know the man. -- -- -- -- they just didn't want you could still pissed they just didn't watch. Apparently about it with you get Nittany Lion. Out like nobody man. To. Think well they don't article it would only. I didn't quite good in -- a little bit. I mean -- and everything all the Nittany where she. Could probably -- not it's -- I don't know how we use it didn't set out there and never admit that. Another commitment and out and nobody and it should be a lot it would get link you said that I don't even know. Arthur Pappas would askew if you were doing drugs and you say yes and he would set the. And now they know that they are confident that my ankle a little bit. You can't put that in a couple of you know well nobody and -- -- -- nobody called me up on an old black. I have followed I'd -- it and I think that it went a little bit different people who can't what you want to in the big enough I'm not. Our -- we know that we we know Wade Boggs was your least favorite teammate who had your back who treated you the best was a club on the right. A lot of them a lot of problem on the level but in particular I'm pretty you wreck. Your -- that the -- bet you don't look that way. And I love her but I love mile like everybody -- huge aborted giveaway at some new and we responded insomnia Tug at the Bob -- Odds on computer -- but he had the ball -- it would -- me. If you're on the parallel that pretty -- at my back if you do today and I will do more. Much better real close to me rich and nobody is local so much that nobody is more closer. To me I had he -- that I had to put on the -- spot being the little and I'll like get their commentary you know a lot of money and build a chance to do. Did you did you did -- him small cracked or did Coke with that problem. Public welcome we did they smoke weed with it. Another problem not problem and not -- here with me. Did you drink as much as blogs. I'd opt out of I don't know how much we may. I didn't pay a little -- back and not. They have no. Those older brother and I like it out pretty good that I got in trouble but I want to call it around my people into the dale would not been. And let out a lot better city -- now that they took the opposite. So you're you're good at all but OK and if you're if you're doing drugs. So what are we get drunk who crack and you get cut or you could granted free agency and let you go up to blame that -- -- them and helping you attribute that to. -- mean we're not big commitment applause and nobody called me was sick so they didn't know. Now what do right now. What do you remember that you want -- you. Nobody called me which you don't panic your commentary do you agree that didn't go because he got black one and there's nowhere. That signaled that they suspect it. What record right now and right now would love to do but it wasn't pleased again again again and on the radio about. It would -- -- and looked at it and and Campbell put putt there caught. I don't like I did drop the Atlantic 10 and I -- number -- on the radio camp. Are you home right now are you do you like -- your. It. -- that I Begin the interview by telling you can count on the fingers of one hand the most memorable people government in this in this town and he was crazy and I guess because of the top utterly insane. They call me oil -- baseball drugs and life on the edge while he's well past the etched on it. And -- yes that we ever had an interview admitted they were smoking weed while we were talking at home and we have and he put -- -- doing Coke while we're talking to slip a little bit but he. Italy blames baseball obviously that silly 123456789. Years with the Red -- Can you believe he lasted that long that guy yeah I mean I know he wasn't that -- but he was pretty nuts. They never content but I admit that I was high and that was -- -- Gary says tells death -- a crack yeah I was doing drugs and organization knew and even if they didn't know. Did -- not strike you as the very high maintenance player to have on your ballclub. Yes yes yes yes yes and the story of the -- -- I was gonna ask what is cracked the junior had any idea that's what you keep it you -- leave the locker or in your gym bag that sets the record for most yeah some might fingers from the North Carolina people heard that -- -- that they actually -- palm. Yes I know you -- would you believe or does that leave the sentence or just the us bomber just bomb just put my last 19. Think it is because he did below 45 and I don't get through on the -- obviously don't just -- one side of the best -- -- about to -- about as tough and I people on line could hear yeah weighed on you lot of people on waiting on the phones they heard bill in in view that -- -- crazy promote Israel out of Boston thing and if he wasn't smoking -- He melody note it's just if -- believable take a break the book -- -- have to and we have to say. If you want more you can read they call me oil me oil cans and I hate drugs that light on the edge. That would courier -- some of -- -- Four million in his career how much of if he's the last. Smoke some and other sports I think. He's only 52 Newton. He came up young like he said yeah and he was done real real young he was done at 31 and then he thought till now 21 years later. He still have a chance to get back in the game finally gave up said the don't want me I'm done on the tell my story. This is quick to about Dennis and Callahan -- your phone call 6177790850. I'm pretty sure Jon bones Jones won't top that interview we talked to him during the night that was that was Dennis bones but it cannot happen a.

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