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Fenway
02-09-2012, 01:45 PM
:rolleyes:

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

Harry Potter
02-09-2012, 02:11 PM
or Coke Can :redneck

soltrain21
02-09-2012, 02:24 PM
As soon as I saw the headline I thought, "Hmm. Must have a book coming out."

Yep.

Southsider101
02-09-2012, 03:37 PM
Apparently the Cocaine Era preceded the Steroid Era.

eriqjaffe
02-09-2012, 03:41 PM
I never would have imagined such a thing.

Falstaff
02-11-2012, 12:11 AM
Man I miss the 70's!
You had MLB variously blitzed on coke or LSD (Doc Medich no hitter too)
The KC Royals not only had a formidable team but big league cokers too.
You had media like Harry Caray and JC Martin obviously tying one on, on
the air. (Remember that post game show JC did not make it down to the
field for?) Meanwhile, disc jockeys at big time stations making remarks about
"doing a little OJP" (on job partying). For that matter, jobs were plentiful and did not involve pissing in a cup.

Fenway
02-11-2012, 12:40 AM
Man I miss the 70's!
You had MLB variously blitzed on coke or LSD (Doc Medich no hitter too)
The KC Royals not only had a formidable team but big league cokers too.
You had media like Harry Caray and JC Martin obviously tying one on, on
the air. (Remember that post game show JC did not make it down to the
field for?) Meanwhile, disc jockeys at big time stations making remarks about
"doing a little OJP" (on job partying). For that matter, jobs were plentiful and did not involve pissing in a cup.

Turning the clock back to 1986

Coke was still considered a 'safe' drug with no problems. It was a party drug of the rich that did not have the stigma of heroin.

When did that change?

http://crabcakesports.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/0630_large.jpg

and then a few years later this

http://www.redsarmy.com/.a/6a01156f2c3287970c0154340b2aed970c-600wi

Only then did people understand how dangerous cocaine was.

TommyJohn
02-11-2012, 07:36 AM
Turning the clock back to 1986

Coke was still considered a 'safe' drug with no problems. It was a party drug of the rich that did not have the stigma of heroin.

When did that change?

http://crabcakesports.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/0630_large.jpg

and then a few years later this

http://www.redsarmy.com/.a/6a01156f2c3287970c0154340b2aed970c-600wi

Only then did people understand how dangerous cocaine was.

Huh? I sorta kinda recall cocaine being called a dangerous drug before that. It isn't like Len Bias was the first person to ever OD on it.

TommyJohn
02-11-2012, 07:39 AM
Man I miss the 70's!
You had MLB variously blitzed on coke or LSD (Doc Medich no hitter too)


It was Dock Ellis that dropped LSD before a no-hitter, not Doc Medich. Doc Medich was actually going through medical school during his career (hence his nickname). He once went into the stands and saved the life of a fan who had suffered a heart attack before a game.

WhiteSox5187
02-11-2012, 12:56 PM
Huh? I sorta kinda recall cocaine being called a dangerous drug before that. It isn't like Len Bias was the first person to ever OD on it.

I think John Belushi was the first guy to OD on it that brought the public's attention to how dangerous cocaine really was. There was a cover story in Time Magazine about cocaine in the late 1970s that quoted a DEA agent as saying something like "as for yet it is not known if cocaine is addictive."

gobears1987
02-11-2012, 02:18 PM

Fenway
02-11-2012, 02:30 PM
I think John Belushi was the first guy to OD on it that brought the public's attention to how dangerous cocaine really was. There was a cover story in Time Magazine about cocaine in the late 1970s that quoted a DEA agent as saying something like "as for yet it is not known if cocaine is addictive."

John Belushi was a wreck and I think a lot of people thought his overall lifestyle did him in.

Bias was the picture of health - that is when people started to understand cocaine could do a number on your heart.

Falstaff
02-11-2012, 07:35 PM
Wonder if in his book will reveal cokehead tricks for actually doing a snort while on the mound in MLB game. Like a little compartment in his glove or something. Can you imagine being the umpire and going to inspect Boyd for contraband, then having the pitcher offer you a line to overlook the offense?

Most of this article talked about staying up all nite partying after the game tho, who cares.:rolleyes: