"Oil as spiritous drink?

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 19 22:20:51 UTC 2008

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 4:15 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Red Sox once had a pitcher known to the bruthaz - and to everyone
> else, really - as "Oil Can," because of his propensity for getting
> oiled. The drinking, which moved a black newspaper to refer to him as
> "The Brother From Another Planet" as a consequence of his drunken
> antics on the mound, eventually destroyed his career.

Was that before or after the movie (released 1984:

... Oh, never mind, I see there was perfect overlap, assuming this was
Oil Can Boyd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_Can_Boyd,
http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/boydoi01.shtml): Debut September
13, 1982; Final Game October 1, 1991.

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