Oil Can Boyd calls Wade Boggs a bigot, admits he’s high during interview (Audio)
Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd made an appearance on WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan morning show on Friday to discuss his new book, “They Call me Oil Can,” among a host of other topics. The folks at Sports Radio Interviews have transcribed a couple of those quotes for us, but reading what Oil Can had to say in no way compares to listening to the actual interview. If you have 20 minutes or so, the entire thing is worth listening to.
Boyd admitted to the hosts that he still smokes weed and does cocaine. In fact, he even told them that he was high on marijuana during the interview. Toward the end — just before he hung up — Boyd was dropping f-bomb after f-bomb and was so out of control that you have to wonder if he was strung out on coke in addition to having smoked pot. Here is the interview, with some of the more memorable moments transcribed below. The clip contains some very strong language.
“I smoke pot. Yes, I do. (Host: You are high right now?) Yeah and before I become a hypocrite and say that I don’t do something I’ve been doing it since I was 12 years old. When there ain’t no more (marijuana) out there, then maybe you can ask me that question. I do the best I can. I fight day in and day out for the last 25 years. This ain’t no new thing. For the last 25 years. And I’m doing real well. But I don’t think about it like that. I don’t dwell, like I did. I learn about the substance and I learn about what it was about and and how it affects me and how it was with me in my life.”
He certainly didn’t sound like he’s doing “real well.” Boyd also gave a confusing recollection of how his major league career ended at age 31, insisting that he was still the best athlete on the field and teams knew that but also saying they had no idea he was on drugs.
As for Wade Boggs, Boyd described him as an extremely racist person and basically said the Red Sox condoned the way he spoke and behaved.
“I don’t think (Boggs is a bigot), 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 ain’t his fault. It’s inherited. It’s passed down. He used the word n***** every day. Every day it come out of his mouth. 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.
“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).”
What Boyd says about Boggs may be true, and if so it’s unacceptable. However, this is clearly a man with a lot of issues. The more he speaks and the more public appearances he makes, the more evident that becomes.