Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd's new book was written to offend, ruffle feathers and call attention to itself. It was written to capitalize on the messes Boyd made in the 1980s as a Red Sox pitcher -- most notably his pregame drug use.
In the course of writing the book, Boyd also managed to squeeze in accusations that Wade Boggs was a racist.
According to the book, Boggs, Boyd's teammate in Boston, often used racial slurs around the Red Sox clubhouse.
Boggs responded on WEEI this morning to vehemently deny Boyd's claims.
Absolutely, positively, 100 million percent, I am not a racist, I am not a bigot, Boggs said. 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.