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Fenway
01-23-2005, 03:43 PM
good gawd

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2005/01/23/can_do_attitude_boyd_to_pitch_for_rox?mode=PF
The legendary story of Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd will add another chapter this May when the 45-year-old righthander pitches for the Independent League Brockton Rox. Boyd, who splits time between his home in Rhode Island and Meridian, Miss., hopes to resurrect his major league career.

"I'm throwing the ball as well as I ever have," said Boyd, who last pitched in the majors for the Texas Rangers in 1991. "I probably throw 90, and I've never thrown 90. I'm throwing all of my pitches. I picked up a ball at Sam Horn's baseball school the other day and I wasn't even going all out and I was popping it.

"It's exciting, and who knows what could happen? If I pitch well and a scout checks me out and sees the way I'm throwing the ball, who knows?"

RKMeibalane
01-23-2005, 03:51 PM
good gawd

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2005/01/23/can_do_attitude_boyd_to_pitch_for_rox?mode=PF
The legendary story of Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd will add another chapter this May when the 45-year-old righthander pitches for the Independent League Brockton Rox. Boyd, who splits time between his home in Rhode Island and Meridian, Miss., hopes to resurrect his major league career.

"I'm throwing the ball as well as I ever have," said Boyd, who last pitched in the majors for the Texas Rangers in 1991. "I probably throw 90, and I've never thrown 90. I'm throwing all of my pitches. I picked up a ball at Sam Horn's baseball school the other day and I wasn't even going all out and I was popping it.

"It's exciting, and who knows what could happen? If I pitch well and a scout checks me out and sees the way I'm throwing the ball, who knows?"

Wow. Just wow.

HebrewHammer
01-23-2005, 04:00 PM
:valet
"Sam Horn's school, eh?"

Fenway
01-23-2005, 04:02 PM
:valet
"Sam Horn's school, eh?"

Yup

http://aroundthehornsc.com/

Sam may have been the worst outfielder I ever saw with the possible exception of Carlton Fisk

Nick@Nite
01-23-2005, 04:03 PM
good gawd

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2005/01/23/can_do_attitude_boyd_to_pitch_for_rox?mode=PF
The legendary story of Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd will add another chapter this May when the 45-year-old righthander pitches for the Independent League Brockton Rox. Boyd, who splits time between his home in Rhode Island and Meridian, Miss., hopes to resurrect his major league career.

"I'm throwing the ball as well as I ever have," said Boyd, who last pitched in the majors for the Texas Rangers in 1991. "I probably throw 90, and I've never thrown 90. I'm throwing all of my pitches. I picked up a ball at Sam Horn's baseball school the other day and I wasn't even going all out and I was popping it.

"It's exciting, and who knows what could happen? If I pitch well and a scout checks me out and sees the way I'm throwing the ball, who knows?"

If he wants a shot, why doesn't he just throw the knuckler?
Knuckleball pitchers are always worth a shot providing you have a catcher that can catch a knuckleball.

buehrle4cy05
01-23-2005, 06:09 PM
Get a team with Boyd as the starter, John Franco as the closer, Julio Franco at 1st, Rickey Henderson in the outfield, etc.

RKMeibalane
01-23-2005, 08:16 PM
Get a team with Boyd as the starter, John Franco as the closer, Julio Franco at 1st, Rickey Henderson in the outfield, etc.

It's too bad Jesse Orosco's not playing anymore. He could be the setup man.

eastchicagosoxfan
01-23-2005, 08:34 PM
Oil Can could join Mickey Rivers in the Senior League that operates, or operated, out of Florida a few years back.

JKryl
01-25-2005, 01:57 PM
Minnie was looking to make a comeback a couple of years ago. Maybe they can market themselves as a twofer?

Fenway
01-29-2005, 02:01 PM
Get a team with Boyd as the starter, John Franco as the closer, Julio Franco at 1st, Rickey Henderson in the outfield, etc.

Another fossil trying a comeback :?:

Fernando Valenzuela gave up two runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings for Mexicali in a 10-inning, 3-2 loss to Mazatlan on Tuesday night in Game 3 of the Mexican Winter League championships at Mazatlan.

Valenzuela, 44, held Mazatlan to two singles before a two-run home run by Heber Gomez and a double by John Gall knocked him out of the game.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-fernando27jan27,1,7117213,print.story?coll=la-headlines-sports&ctrack=2&cset=true

chaz171
01-29-2005, 02:05 PM
This is a cry for help.


It doesn't tell me anthing except that Dennis Boyd Needs money and attention.

SOXintheBURGH
01-29-2005, 03:52 PM
Another fossil trying a comeback :?:

Fernando Valenzuela gave up two runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings for Mexicali in a 10-inning, 3-2 loss to Mazatlan on Tuesday night in Game 3 of the Mexican Winter League championships at Mazatlan.

Valenzuela, 44, held Mazatlan to two singles before a two-run home run by Heber Gomez and a double by John Gall knocked him out of the game.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-fernando27jan27,1,7117213,print.story?coll=la-headlines-sports&ctrack=2&cset=true


I used to work with a guy from Mexico named Fernando Valenzuela... good thing he went back to playing baseball, he used to be amazing.

petekat
01-31-2005, 05:43 PM
his confidence is up because he got sam to bite on 4 straight pieces of junk. Next stop: Tom Emanski school to face the Crime Dog!!!



:valet
"Sam Horn's school, eh?"

jake27
01-31-2005, 06:35 PM
i read in that article that he "wanted to be like satchel paige and play til he was 50", or it was something along those lines...:rolleyes: