In an interview to promote his new book, former Major Leaguer Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd revealed that he used cocaine as a pre-game drug during his time with the Boston Red Sox. He also said that his former teammate, Hall of Famer Wade Boggs, was a racist who used racial epithets.
Appearing on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan show, Boggs and his wife denied Boyd's accusations.
"Absolutely, positively, 100 million percent, I am not a racist, I am not a bigot," Boggs said, as transcribed by the Boston Globe. "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."
Boggs played alongside Boyd in Boston from 1982-1989. During his 18-year career, Boggs had a career average of .328/.415/.443 while collecting 3010 hits.