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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

These -- and you 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 and certainly oil can Boyd is one of those the -- As a new book out called they called me oil camp well -- joins us on the AT&T hotline. And Dennis oil can Boyd John and Jerry here you do -- Beryl you're writing this book with the Mike Hsu island and a number of interesting items to. In it but what was the impetus what was the motivation -- to go and write this book. We don't talk to -- -- it up an opportunity that it didn't get it -- And the nation if you. Opt out like I -- -- -- yeah they have typically. And though it's an equitable. And you. I didn't know what it looked at and that. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And. 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 -- via. What do you where it got there and I've put the ball in the armed. That the -- it better. Today. -- -- -- Now. Individual. Ma ma ma ma everything that ball -- in complete control. Wasn't as well. -- it will. Problem you know. -- to an atmosphere that. -- It. We're that it. Public Internet atmosphere and conduct that is a mark out here -- double into the big city and -- -- And small -- air BellSouth and in the period and I grew. Depicted it -- -- -- god there are -- and a bit of effort and -- to. It but it is there are adding up it's very -- it -- block it let. It and it is. An iPad today. 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 form those took in your early life. Britain you know. Are up in -- -- -- -- -- but now. Now what angle and and the style that Internet it was a lot it is see and -- up. I'm pretty. -- -- -- -- The -- true. -- -- -- Despair. Where. Alcohol played at all. Bet yeah and so the black lies in our bulk trauma that you're restored everywhere and basically it's infected and about me it through where. Ball. This yet. When you -- poverty that -- -- rot gut whiskey. Is it bad atmosphere. And an animal whitbeck. You see a lot of broken homes and a lot of broken lives and a lot of -- beard. An -- he would go on live Internet and you definitely. Can't be accustomed. To. Consuming it type a lot and that type of -- the issue. So I experienced during Q when -- -- small the -- net payers that tree and well that Jimmy Graham here. Should fall on that and fox goes into putting it and everybody I grew up a net and mentioning and people. You know drink cheap whiskey. And all the time and destroy their lives and basically. Who has really not destroy -- -- -- and operate sort -- ladies and so it's some kind of way there. Throughout -- all types that. You you admit obviously the big headline in your interview with the -- -- only that you were a smoke crack. While you were pitching in 1986 she had a pretty good year that year -- in sixteen and ten 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 mail order. He doesn't -- -- 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 smoke about a minute before I went out that it's now. Well. My smoke at that night. -- a small bit that night. -- go to Betty. Got up the winner picnic day if you're on there well come -- so. I can't say I just say there are would've been got. I don't regret that -- at all. Not an elderly. It's a lot of updates itself but but they're out too well I would take debt. You know. Eritrea like -- that I don't regret -- don't you know it is an abomination. And that a lot of people live in despair about time. -- this olive college ball. -- more than a man. It's society. You know it's off. It it it is his rhetoric today. A lot a lot of bowl and -- not been real world. Vote saying it let me finish the adult -- paying it out sixteen games I missed the -- and out. Sixteen team. Any of this sixteen hinting at the appellate process have been -- and -- US dale and opening. That's not go to ball real well and yes the idea they were grant how go to Bob -- outlook. I'll -- where. A bearing on tenants who put -- ability to play baseball not a database file a baseball player and -- -- gains now. And -- the Leo he would not really really. Yeah acknowledge well. And I didn't make it mean anymore it would look it's a dock. And -- It would get the -- in my library Nokia. Now and about life and out once they put out that I could pitch. And record it made -- they're very young. And I'll. And I'll sold. The world code they're -- to at a very young age because I can honestly say outlook the -- volatility here that -- where it's an intimate really. 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 you're still smoke and weed and occasionally doing cocaine. -- -- -- -- Decide to do that now about where you know what might not hold that thought either choose it yes this is high right now and exit Nomo yeah. And and and and and and and and you know before I become a hypocrite and and and data. I don't do something. Output it like this right here when they don't -- here. Then maybe you can let me get course. I do the best backhand out by a being in any output at that point about it -- they know little -- Well that's what about you than I'm doing real well but I don't think about it like you know I don't. I don't dwell like I'd -- I'd known about this substance and other about what it was about -- and and and and -- to -- me. And and and how the world would me in my life so. So you don't think it could be you don't think he could do better if you don't think you would be doing better now or then. If you just stop smoke and -- and doing Coke. It don't work like there been no word right after I got that it may be smoke and we. I made my hot 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 you're about a with the bill. And audobin. Include include without an all time. You know good about where the 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 your friends at. 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 smoke and weed or doing cocaine then you sort line up to the to do the same thing does that worry you. -- -- -- Wal-Mart gave a well. And their respected me always no that's not good on the -- -- the other -- I'm really good debt and -- -- does it but I'm not a hypocrite I would get my fears grew up in the world no one. About the world. And yet now we're at here you and blah god told them it -- brought -- the combat pay back in the world and bulk up wood bit and don't output there. When you're really doing there and and abet and have been acknowledged that might feel that it -- and -- -- And I want who gave it he had been at cal and then it can go out and at Morgan. Had been bordered Iraq. And I'm not responsible and I'm not a hypocrite and I'm not gonna go but there. I don't think he didn't hear you about -- street -- -- I'm not the one that was multiple -- gold all not industry. Meet -- Obama -- deal what the street. I'm got to deal what professional sport I was introduced. To cocaine played a professional baseball. Being worked out grew up potent cheap look of. And and and that's basically what a world war though. An odd look when I got in the bit nobody -- the only -- when outlook is that you pitiful thing about the old -- a -- out of the net and appropriate. -- what you should do could be in Cooperstown if you stayed sober correct. And at -- it's not a pinpoint years I want we on a decade let -- a doubt. Well we're Don -- you were done at the age of 31. -- -- -- there are a lot of doctor brand. But oil -- what if you had been clean and sober and in great shape and not smoking -- and doing Coke. Nobody at the -- Doc Holliday out the -- -- video game. -- -- If you bought him hopefully all on the -- and other legal appeal sole book drop. What do you wanna call it nobody -- about lead emailed these. Nobody so there -- my -- ability to get it -- that could meet you. -- -- I don't think I would be built a black. If you guys and nobody know about it and the total and a quiet -- Obama didn't -- you put them out. Man and it is up. Oh my -- that it's been at a ball bring it back to -- And pornography. Well Canada -- that group where I'd be interested and asking you 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 wave -- using Wade Boggs is a bigot. -- -- -- -- -- It would re like guided and it will. What were your attitude that -- -- blow it again although I didn't follow up. All of its -- period that. What -- do or what did he say that made you understand he was a bigot Beyonce I don't know we're never gonna. Two -- face. Ever gonna -- I didn't outlet evidently. And about a bit when she -- -- comment I'll. There's no it -- an act that's not uncommon for a kid a little bit for a constructive about it. Every bit up and get it out loud so much of the gratuity. The bottom of the hour codec doesn't do that I would go to the big bad -- -- got -- an issue. You Clinton and turn out to be I'm well -- and Hillary. Do you think the Red Sox as an organization. Were big. It would get a better idea what you call. So is that you're evidence that they were bigoted because they protected -- Candidate not necessarily an adult who are all the game away -- at all revert to Ellen liked. His way to go abroad and I would like -- So yeah yeah that moved a little L you know you don't talk about a very different cultural people planned for a while ago you got people from everywhere. -- lot of got a lot of people do to bail -- and people. And and and yeah a bullet so that you noted you had it been able around and it and it and that day about it. We all understand something known. You look at it negatively. And that that's what -- well. They're not that way. And little -- -- now one -- if you look out a lot of my teammate. I don't peeled off. A -- teammate including me you know I respect on all old guy who respect and like you -- sort of and they come bang. But not. Like you would expect a practical. And I'm -- at Puerto. A bit like a lot alike hit down -- -- It it's an -- and an album name. And. Our I don't. So who hosts whose fault is it all look in the you'd you were done at the -- at the end as a major leaguer and Internet. MI out in the cold and all you do know the man. -- pets they just didn't want you could still -- they just didn't watch. -- -- -- about it with you get it may -- the apple look out man. Do -- think well they don't article it would only. I didn't quite good -- and being a little bit. I mean that -- nobody -- -- where she. -- and -- not it's always I don't know how we use it did they sent 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 -- they -- that they -- confident that my ankle a little -- You're dragging complicated but nobody and -- -- -- nobody called me up on an old black. I have followed my seat and I think that it went a little bit different people who can't would you want to -- -- -- -- -- not. I can't we know that we we know that 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 album but in particular I'm the man you're. I thought I bet you don't look that -- And I love her but I love mile like everybody -- huge bloated giveaway at some new and we responded insomnia -- at the -- bill. Odds on their computer -- he had the ball field it would let me. If you're on the go well have been very indirect at my back if you do today and -- will -- more. -- -- local -- and -- -- -- -- Nobody locals that. To me I had he meant that I had put on the by -- the -- and I'll like get bare majority you know a lot of money and build a chance to you. Did you did you did -- -- -- smoked crack or did Coke with that problem. Welcome we did the smoke weed with it. Another problem not problem is that not -- beer with me. Did you drink as much as blogs. -- opt out of I don't know Mikey may. I didn't pay out little -- back and they have no I'm those older brother and I like it out pretty good that I got into trouble but I want -- -- -- around my people into the -- about Britain. Well a lot better -- senate now that they took the opposite. So -- -- at all but OK and if you're if you're doing drugs. So what are we getting drunk doing crack and you get cut or you could granted free agency and let you go up to blame that you blame them and helping you attribute that to. What they would not big commitment applause and nobody called -- -- so they didn't know him now what do right now. What you name it -- want -- -- Nobody called me was -- nobody can comment you agree that didn't go with god got black one and there's nowhere. That signal that they suspect it. What record right now and right now would love to do but we're pleased again again again and on the radio -- It would. Actually -- -- and looked at it and and then we'll put putt there caught. -- You -- -- drop downs all right tent and I number -- on the radio camp. Are you home right now are you do you like joining your. -- and -- that I Begin this 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 in August shows 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 -- -- -- doing Coke while we're talking to slip a little bit but he. Italy blames baseball obviously that silly 123456789. Years with the -- -- Can you believe he last that long that guy yeah I mean I know he wasn't that knots but he was pretty nuts. They never content but I admit that I was high and that was to have -- story says it tells death opera a -- 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 cracked all -- -- and -- what the -- cracked Umenyiora had any idea that's what you keep it you can 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 in view that they actually -- palm. Yes I know you on the would you believe -- word -- that with the sentence or just the us bomber just bomb just put my last one -- Think it is because he did demo for five mineral I don't get through on the -- obviously -- just want one side of the best things about crowd about as tough and -- people on -- could hear yeah waiting on you like people on waiting on phones they heard bill in his view that -- -- crazy promote Israel out of Boston thing and if he wasn't smoking -- He melody note it's as if a believable take a break up the book is after and we have to say. If you want more you can read they call me oil me oil pan and I -- all drugs that light on the edge. That would current approach some analysts -- it. Four million in his career how much of if he's the last. Smoke some another portal -- He's only 52 Newton. He came up young what he says 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 I'm gonna tell my story. This is quipped about deficit -- and back your phone call 6177790850. Am 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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