Former MLB pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd admitted Wednesday that he was under the influence of cocaine for about two-thirds of his starts.
“Oh yeah, at every ballpark. There wasn’t one ballpark that I probably didn’t stay up all night, until four or five in the morning, and the same thing is still in your system,” Boyd told WBZ. “It’s not like you have time to go do it while in the game, which I had done that.”
Boyd, who pitched 10 seasons in the majors, says he wasn’t doing anything different from many other players. He also believes the excessive coke use and partying hurt his career.
“Some of the best games I’ve ever, ever pitched in the major leagues I stayed up all night; I’d say two-thirds of them,” said Boyd. “If I had went to bed, I would have won 150 ballgames in the time span that I played. I feel like my career was cut short for a lot of reasons, but I wasn’t doing anything that hundreds of ball players weren’t doing at the time; because that’s how I learned i