“Oil Can” Boyd On Toucher & Rich: Fits, Drugs And Anger From The Past

June 13, 2012 12:00 AM
“Oil Can” Boyd On Toucher & Rich: Fits, Drugs And Anger From The Past
Former Red Sox starting pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd joined Toucher & Rich to discuss his new book “They Call Me Oil Can: Baseball, Drugs, and Life on the Edge.”

" Peter Gammons wrote the forward for the book and mentions interviewing Boyd’s father. Boyd discusses his father with Fred and what made him into the man he is today.

They moved on to talk about the baseball writers and the reverence they have for the game. Do people take the game too seriously?

Fred brought up instances where Boyd would get so upset about a poor performance that he’d become very demonstrative on the mound. There is a story from Boyd’s past where he got so upset during a game that he took off his uniform on the mound. Was he ever embarrassed after a fit when he looked back at how he acted?

“I wouldn’t say so because the game was so personal to me, so when you talk about what I did as an adult you should have seen me in little league,” said Boyd. “You should have seen me at 9, 10, 11 and 12 "

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