May 8, 2005


He's getting warmed up (Nick Cafardo, May 8, 2005, Boston Globe)

Oil Can Boyd, who is preparing to take part in spring training with the Brockton Rox this month, says he's throwing the ball the way he did as a kid. The 45-year-old former Sox pitcher has been working out at Sam Horn's baseball facility in East Greenwich, R.I. ''I don't know how hard I'm throwing, but it feels like 90," he said. ''I have my control and my stuff. I want to pitch nine innings every time out." Boyd is hoping to get noticed. "I watch major league baseball very closely and major league baseball needs pitching," he said.

If they'd let him start Game 7, as he begged to, the Curse would have ended twenty years earlier.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 8, 2005 12:07 PM

Nah. The curse only ended because after thirty years I finally stopped rooting for those clowns.

Posted by: joe shropshire at May 8, 2005 12:24 PM

What curse?

Posted by: Brent Anderson at May 8, 2005 1:35 PM

The '86 Mets' season of destiny was not going to get derailed in Game 7 by Oil Can Boyd. Walking down the ramps of Shea from the upper deck after Game 6, the loud chants of "Kick The Can!" were heartfelt. We knew that only Hurst had a shot against us.

Boyd gave up 6 runs in 7 innings in Game 3. What kind of revisionist history would make him the would-be hero of Game 7?

Posted by: Matt C at May 9, 2005 10:43 AM

Boyd was a dumb as a turnip. He had almost no composure and was incapable of having the kind of focus needed to pitch a game 7. He would have made Joaquin Andujar look like Curt Schilling.

Posted by: bart at May 9, 2005 2:27 PM

I'm with bart: Stupid coloreds.

Posted by: David Duke at May 9, 2005 3:01 PM

You apparently know even less about baseball or what I've written in the past than you do about IRS compliance.

Posted by: bart at May 9, 2005 10:17 PM