Wade Boggs may have a career in dancing now that baseball is over


Wade Boggs decided he wanted to go see the San Antonio Spurs take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night, but simply attending the game wasn’t enough. Boggs had to own the night.

At some point during the course of the evening, Boggs became aware that the television cameras were locked onto him and he was being shown on the big screen in the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Being the showman that he is, Wade broke into a dance routine that would knock your socks off.

Between the wiggling shoulders and the bedroom eyes, you’d have a hard time convincing me that Boggs didn’t kill his 10 seconds of fame.

H/T Deadspin

Wade Boggs on Oil Can Boyd: He’s a delusional drug addict

If you are in the business of believing people who admit that they are high on marijuana and possibly cocaine while doing an interview, you may now consider Wade Boggs to be a racist. During an interview with WEEI in Boston earlier this week to promote his new book, “They Call Me Oil Can,” Oil Can Boyd called Boggs a bigot and said he used to use the n-word on a regular basis around the Red Sox clubhouse. Oil Can is also an admitted drug addict, which is why Boggs insists he has no idea what he is talking about.

“Absolutely, positively, 100 million percent, I am not a racist, I am not a bigot,” Boggs said during his own interview with WEEI on Thursday. “You have a delusional drug addict who let not only his family down, but his team, the city of Boston, Red Sox Nation when it counted most. Now he wants the good people of Boston to go out and spend money on this garbage to support his habit. I find that extremely amusing.

“I have never, ever in my history of being alive on this planet, 53 years, never, ever said that in the clubhouse. You can take Jim Rice and Don Baylor and Steve Henderson and everybody, ask them and ask anybody on that team if I ever did. Absolutely not. It infuriates me to have this alleged nonsense brought up, and to be put in print, to ruin my character. It hurts me to the core. … For someone to be labeled one of those words is extreme character assassination.”

Boggs also said that he and Boyd were close friends when they played together, so he has no idea where the accusation comes from. Wade’s wife, Debbie, also jumped on the line to say that she has never once heard her husband or his father — whom Boyd claimed taught Boggs to be racist — use that type of language in public or in private.

In reality, we will never know exactly what was said in the Boston clubhouse 30 years ago. What we do know is that Oil Can hasn’t exactly established himself as the most credible character witness.

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.

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Wade Boggs Comments on Steroids Cheats and the Hall of Fame

I’ve been waiting a long time to hear a player speak out about steroids the way Hall of Famer Wade Boggs did. For all the people who say “everyone was doing it” or “I would have done it too,” we have Boggs to bring some passionate honesty to the matter. Check out what the lifetime .328 hitter said to NESN’s Dirty Water TV:

“Unless Cooperstown is going to … add a lot of bricks, to add another wing for this whole era, I don’t see it going forward.” That’s what I’ve been saying — the only response is to create a steroids-era wing to induct these players. They belong in Cooperstown but not in the Hall of Fame as long as the criteria includes “integrity, sportsmanship, character.” Now we’re finally getting somewhere! As far as his comments that the owners are the ones getting screwed, yeah they are when they sign a guy like Andruw Jones for $36 million and he hits a buck 50, but when guys like Barry Bonds set home run records, it’s all worthwhile.

P.S. If you’re wondering where LBS has been the past few days, we [read: I] have been out with a nasty fever feeling like I went five rounds with Hong Man Choi. Thanks for patiently sticking with the site.