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fearofpopvol1
02-09-2012, 02:54 PM
2/3 of the time?!? Wow.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/02/08/former-red-soxoil-can-boyd-admits-to-pitching-under-influence-of-cocaine/

reds1869
02-09-2012, 02:57 PM
"Hey Oil Can, what are you doing to the foul line?" I can't say I'm overly shocked but that is a lot of cocaine.

lollipopcurve
02-09-2012, 02:58 PM
The Can!

If you saw him pitch, this is not a big surprise.

savafan
02-09-2012, 02:59 PM
The Can!

If you saw him pitch, this is not a big surprise.

True

OesterPoster
02-09-2012, 03:02 PM
Don't know about you guys, but I'm a little shocked that the number isn't higher.

_Sir_Charles_
02-09-2012, 03:12 PM
The retired Red Sox pitcher has been busy as of late. His autobiography, “They Call Me Oil Can,” is scheduled for publication in June. In May, he will be filming his role as pitcher Satchel Paige in a major motion picture about Jackie Robinson, starring Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, Richard Gere and Chadwick Boseman as Robinson.

Okay, this one has me a bit stumped. How exactly is Richard Gere going to pull off portraying Jackie Robinson?

Johnny Footstool
02-09-2012, 03:26 PM
Okay, this one has me a bit stumped. How exactly is Richard Gere going to pull off portraying Jackie Robinson?

Sharing the role with another actor, no less.

I imagine Boseman will play the younger Jackie Robinson, and Gere will be portraying the older, retired, white Jackie Robinson.

_Sir_Charles_
02-09-2012, 03:38 PM
Sharing the role with another actor, no less.

I imagine Boseman will play the younger Jackie Robinson, and Gere will be portraying the older, retired, white Jackie Robinson.

That's kinda what I figured. :p Well, they CAN do alot with make-up nowadays. ;)

REDREAD
02-09-2012, 03:49 PM
I don't see how he can say he was treated worse due to his race.
From memory, he had a pretty good 3-4 year run of pitching, then got awful.
That's why he didn't get multiple chances.
Ironic that he brings up Howe and Strawberry.. two players that got very little sympathy.

Caveat Emperor
02-09-2012, 03:52 PM
I just enjoy the fact that he refers to himself in the third person as "The Can."

Reds/Flyers Fan
02-09-2012, 04:30 PM
Babe Ruth hit how many home runs either hung over or downright drunk?

*BaseClogger*
02-09-2012, 04:43 PM
Okay, this one has me a bit stumped. How exactly is Richard Gere going to pull off portraying Jackie Robinson?

An oxford comma that sentence needs, me thinks...

_Sir_Charles_
02-09-2012, 05:14 PM
An oxford comma that sentence needs, me thinks...

Sure, but it's more fun to read it without it. :O)

muddie
02-09-2012, 05:25 PM
Sharing the role with another actor, no less.

I imagine Boseman will play the younger Jackie Robinson, and Gere will be portraying the older, retired, white Jackie Robinson.

You sure this isn't about Michael Jackson...

Vottomatic
02-09-2012, 06:31 PM
"Co-can" Boyd

Roy Tucker
02-09-2012, 06:47 PM
There was coke in baseball in the 80's and 90's?!??!?!

Golly.

Reds/Flyers Fan
02-09-2012, 07:55 PM
There was coke in baseball in the 80's and 90's?!??!?!

Golly.

Not in Cincinnati ... wasn't Pepsi the official soft drink of the Reds? :beerme: