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Posted: 5/5/2012 1:11:35 AM
"I had it under the bib of my cap, inside the crease inside of the cap. And when I was warming up in the ballgame -- third, fourth inning -- it fell off my head."


Boyd's violent delivery often led to his cap falling off.

"Every other pitch I pick it up, put it on. So it's one time, you know, I'm so into what I'm doing, I forgot that the dope is under my hat. So I look on the ground and I'm like, 'Damn, there's little rocks everywhere, man.' So I play it off as I'm walking back, I pick it up like -- dirt -- picking up (expletive), mashing it into the ground."

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Posted: 5/5/2012 1:12:27 AM

Boyd had been scheduled to pitch Game 7 of the 1986 World Series against the Mets in New York, the game after the infamous ground ball rolled through Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner's legs as part of the Mets' improbable comeback to tie the series, 3-3. But when the game was rained out, Red Sox manager John McNamara instead turned to left-hander Bruce Hurst, who already had beaten the Mets twice in the series.

Boyd said after McNamara told him he wasn't pitching, he went "right down the street to the crack house."

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Posted: 5/5/2012 1:13:54 AM
12 minute interview with Buster Olney 

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Posted: 5/5/2012 1:35:23 AM
God damn I wish there was a video of the crack falling out of his hat. I know Tim Raines would always slide head first because he had his crackpipe in the back pocket of his pants.
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Posted: 5/5/2012 1:41:50 AM

Boyd's problems with Boggs have been well publicized. Asked if he thought Boggs was a bigot, Boyd said: "I don't think it, I know it. He was raised like that. His daddy was. I've spoken with his dad. His dad was. The boy was raised like that. All of it aint his fault. Huh. All of it ain't his fault. It's inherited. It's passed down."

Added Boyd: "He used the word ni**er every day. Every day. … Every day it come out of his mouth. Every day. Yeah, he talked about just like it wasn't [expletive], like it was common talk. He learned that. That's not uncommon for a kid that grew up in Florida."

Asked if he called out Boggs for his behavior, Boyd said: "Every damn time he did it. That's why there was so much controversy with me. But the bottom line was that's just the way Wade is. I was made out to be the bad guy because I questioned that [expletive]."

Asked if he felt the Red Sox organization was bigoted, Boyd said: "If you protect that [behavior] right there, what would you call it?"


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Posted: 5/5/2012 1:55:04 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by t6rider:

God damn I wish there was a video of the crack falling out of his hat. I know Tim Raines would always slide head first because he had his crackpipe in the back pocket of his pants.

I know it ... i wonder why there isn't ... you would think there would be a camera on the pitcher right after his delivery .... maybe one will pop up. 
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Posted: 5/5/2012 3:58:25 AM
So is it a performance enhancing drug?  to a junkie on a crack withdrawal it probably is...
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Posted: 5/5/2012 11:15:28 AM
he's no dock ellis. 

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Posted: 5/5/2012 10:23:28 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

he's no dock ellis. 

dock, the king 



I saw Boyd pitch a few times and have no doubt his explosive temper was Cocaine fueled.  He didn't get his nickname "Oil Can" from drinking bottled water either.  Can you pitch a Major League game under the influence of Alcohol and Cocaine?  Absolutely.

Doc Ellis, however, embellishes his story.  There is no way he pitched a Major League game while tripping.  He might have dropped a hit earlier in the day, well before game time.  Lingering effects certainly by the time he took the mound, but he could pitch.  But there is no possible way he was peaking with full effects and pitching.
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Posted: 5/6/2012 12:49:49 AM
I used to love watching him pitch. Skinny , crafty lanky guy - a rhythm pitcher.
 I bet i could hit his changeup when he's on crack .
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Posted: 5/6/2012 1:08:37 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TheGoldenGoose:




I saw Boyd pitch a few times and have no doubt his explosive temper was Cocaine fueled.  He didn't get his nickname "Oil Can" from drinking bottled water either.  Can you pitch a Major League game under the influence of Alcohol and Cocaine?  Absolutely.

Doc Ellis, however, embellishes his story.  There is no way he pitched a Major League game while tripping.  He might have dropped a hit earlier in the day, well before game time.  Lingering effects certainly by the time he took the mound, but he could pitch.  But there is no possible way he was peaking with full effects and pitching.


Its my understanding that he dropped LSD not too long before gametime because he was not scheduled to pitch and wanted to be tripping during the game.

Not sure if the scheduled pitcher got injured during warmups or not but at some point close to game time Ellis was told he was pitching.

I have a feeling he was right in the apex of the LSD when he pitched, just based on pure logistics of when it is said he took the LSD. That stuff last more than a few hours.
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Posted: 5/6/2012 1:24:37 PM
goose knows his way around a hit of acid. 
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Posted: 5/6/2012 8:25:23 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

goose knows his way around a hit of acid. 


The subject is moot.  Too many random variables including potency of the hit, tolerance by the individual, etc.  My personal opinion, based strictly on my own personal experiences with different hallucinogens, is that Ellis embellished the story and was not peaking.
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Posted: 5/6/2012 9:54:27 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TheGoldenGoose:



The subject is moot.  Too many random variables including potency of the hit, tolerance by the individual, etc.  My personal opinion, based strictly on my own personal experiences with different hallucinogens, is that Ellis embellished the story and was not peaking.


i like dock's story better, sells more t-shirts. 
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Posted: 5/6/2012 9:58:31 PM
i heard rumors or stories that LT was on PCP... cannot confirm it anywhere...

i'd love to see a linebacker on PCP...


 <---- he'd go thru walls
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Posted: 5/6/2012 10:06:12 PM
lt hit it at halftime all of the time.  he may be the greatest story of drugs and professional success on the field. 
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