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Interview: Oil Can Boyd on playing the game

This week, I had an hour long chat with Oil Can Boyd.
Baseball ‘takes away a lot of hurt’
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 25, 2012
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They call me Oil Can

Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, a Mississippi native who lives in East Providence with his wife and two children, is one of the most complex, controversial players ever to don a Red Sox uniform.
Baseball, drugs, and life on the edge
By EXCERPTED FROM THE BOOK BY DENNIS "OIL CAN" BOYD AND MIKE SHALIN  |  May 25, 2012
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The heartbreak and hilarity of Rhode Island amateur baseball

By the eighth inning it's clear the Dodgers, a middling team in the 22-plus age division of Rhode Island's largest amateur baseball league, aren't going to win.
Endless summer
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 02, 2011